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Photos: The River Ouse in 1934

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Sue Godden
The photos are great. I have just moved house to Stretham Ely and wondered if anyone has photos of Stretham around 1930's as the house we now live in was built in that era.

Steve Lee
Lovely photos .I have many happy memories of visits to the Axe & Compass and the Ollie Cromwell pubs and the riverside in the Houghton / Wyton area while living in canbridgeshire.Thanks.

Having moved to lanzarote i was happy to see your photos of st ives.Somewhere i have a collection of Hilton photos as i used to keep the pub.If they would be of any use to you i could try and look them out for you.No promises but i,m very intrested in local history and i,m surrounded by pictures of st ives supplyed by my 2 daughters who still live in st ives.Please keep up the good work Mick Hester

Wendy Dighton
What a good site.My father was born in St Ives and lived a lot of it in Houghton. Some great pictures.

Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the ouse in 1934. I espcially liked the pictures of St Ives, as I find it amazing how little some parts have changed. Is there any more? Once again thanks.

Brian George
As a boy we lived next door to Willis James and remember him as a great character,I was born in the house on the left.I now live in China so this is a nice surprise to see such a wonderful picture.

I have a "cigarette card" showing Houghton mill in the 30`s It hasn`t changed much!

Bill Wright
I was born in St Ives in 1932 and knew Baggy Reynolds. On Saturday evenings he and others (including Ted Andrews) would visit my father's (Harry Wright) barber shop in West Street for their weekly shave before attending to more pressing matters at the nearby Three Tuns public house.On Christmas ever they would come through to the lounge for a mince pie and a glass of sherry.My most vivid memory of Baggy was of him weaving his way happily home down West Street drunk as the proverbial on VE day 1945.He and his wife lived in a cottage on Ramsey Road opposite the old Grammar School. Mrs Baggy could often be seen standing in the doorway, arms folded across her chest, observing the passing world.Little did I think that I would ever sit here in New Zealand and find pictures of Baggy on the Net. I wonder what Baggy would think?

Gavin Foad
Amazing to see how little some places have changed over the years! Excellent.

Disappointed no picts of Huntingdon or Hartford but very nice to see .Thank you

great pictsany more?

Patricia Clark (Spain)
What a wonderful site.It brought back a lot of good memories.I lived for a time in Hemingford Abbots and remember the Axe & Compass very well.My late husband & I spent many an evening there it was the local meeting place.

Liz Pike
Wonderful set of photographs.It was a real pleasure to view images of cambridgeshire from another long past era and compare it with the cambridgeshire i know today.Thankyou and kindest regards,Liz Pike.

mary collett
This picture is of my great Uncle Willis James who ran the post office for many years.

Vicky Clarke
I have really enjoyed looking through the pictures of the Ouse Villages in 1934 - thank you

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