St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of St Neots and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

St Neots Paper Mill, Wartime

My grandfather, Charles Lawrence, was manager of the St Neots paper mill during much of the 1940s. He formerly worked at the Dover mill and brought a great many workers from there to St Neots in (I believe) 1939. While at St Neots, he and my grandmother resided in a lovely house on the banks of the Ouse in ...Read full memory

Ferrers Avenue

My family moved to Ferrers Avenue in the late 50's and I still remember most of the people who lived there. In the days before both sides were cluttered up with parked cars we would play rounders using 4 trees as posts, all the children and a some of their parents would take part. Chips from the van and fizzy drinks from the ...Read full memory

A memory of St Neots by Wendy Mason

My Great Grandfather The Papermill Manager

My great-grandfather Ogilvie Bricknall was the manager of this mill at the turn of the century. He was a great papermaker and had moved to St Neots with his family from Longforgan in Perthshire. His son James was assistant manager in 1911 and the mill employed his two daughters as clerks.