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St. Ives Bridge

St. Ives Bridge by Mrs. E. Sykes

August 28, 2022 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cromwell or the Undertaker?

 

A eerie image of Oliver Cromwell in front of the Sturgeon Moon in Saint Ives, last night,

I can’t help thinking that it’s really The Undertaker getting ready for his next “Hell in a Cell” contest.

Alan Bennett

August 12, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cromwell – 1656

8 August 1656, Oliver Cromwell wrote to his officers advising vigilance against external interference in upcoming elections for the

Second Protectorate Parliament and any attempt to destabilise the government. Engraving from our collection

 

The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 8, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bridge Street, Saint Ives

The recipient of this postcard was a Miss G Young, The Hollies, Chatteris, Cambs which is now a dental practice.

November 7, 2021 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oliver Cromwell – Yes or No Series

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Saint Ives

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Happy Birthday Oliver Cromwell

 

Oliver Cromwell was born on 25th April 1599 in Huntingdon, and resided in St Ives between 1631 and 1636.

24th April 1645 Oliver Cromwell advanced through Oxfordshire, defeating Royalist cavalry at Islip & accepting the surrender of Bletchington House;

its Royalist commander Francis Windebank was shot on his return to Oxford for dereliction of duty

April 25, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Saint Ives

 

Saint Ives is the town where I was born, although I have no desire to return it’s always lovely to see nostalgic images of my home town.

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Oliver Cromwell

 

Oliver Cromwell born on 25th April 1599 in Huntingdon, and resided in St Ives between 1631 and 1636.

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Lord Protector

Alan Bennett

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