St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of St Ives, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of St Ives

Historic Maps of St Ives and the local area.

Monday market, being taken there by my Mum to do the shopping and then being indulged by the generous salesmen from Standens agricultural engineers and allowed to sit up in the (then) enormous cab and glory in watching our market hub-bub flowing past whilst imagining myself ploughing some vast Fen field. ( Genetics? (...Read full memory)

My 3 x great-grandfather William Lightfoot was born in 1809 in Roxton, Bedfordshire. He was a grocer. His wife was Mary Jane Lightfoot (nee Clarke). They had 5 children, 3 of whom worked in the shop. The youngest son James (1846) was born in St Ives, he and his brother John Scott Lightfoot were (...Read full memory)