Panaramic view of St Ives quay and bridge taken from the meadow to the East of the town. St Ives is situated on the banks of the river Great Ouse, near Huntingdon, the birth place of Oliver Cromwell, in Cambridgeshire England. It has its roots in Saxon history, although it achieved fame in medieval times for its international fairs. Today it is a quiet market town with a population of approximately 16,000 and covering an area of just over 1000 hectares.
Fen Pottery 20th c. Forum post (shortened) Think Geoffrey Godden in his encyclopedia-marks indicates FEN was from the early 1950s, but that he would would like further information. A survey of the local economy in Huntingdon from around that time (no longer available online) briefly mentions a Fen Pottery in the town, and I have occasionally seen sellers mention Huntingdon in their descriptions.Examples I'
1652 Irish exported as slaves to the West Indies After putting down rebellions in several Irish towns, Oliver Cromwell orders that thousands of Irish men and women are to be involuntarily "transported" as labourers to the West Indies. Many of these people and their descendents later moved to the United States. http://www.worldofemigration.com/ireland/ireland_timeline.html
Huntingdon, PA is the coolest small town in America. A big reason why is the 8,300 acre Raystown Lake! A five minute drive from downtown Huntingdon puts you at Ridenour Overlook which looks out over the dam that creates the largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania! A 300-yard walk from Ridenour Overlook is Hawn's Overlook. These two scenic views have been named to the Top 100 Scenic Views in America by ReserveAmerica.com's The Camping Club!