Welcome to Holme

The Fen Posts in Holme Fen National Nature Reserve in Huntingdonshire

Holme Fen Posts

 

Hulme, Holm (13th century) and Holme (Modern).

Holme, one of the Fenland villages, has lost a lake, which became good plough-land nearly 200 years ago, but it still has Holme Wood, all that is left of its old forest. It was in Denton Fen close by that an Iron Post was driven through 22 feet of peat to the underlying clay in 1852. When examined in 1932 it was found that the peat had shrunk 10 feet, showing that the fens were losing their rich mould and sinking a foot about every 10 years.

There is a fragment of an ancient cross by the road, a 17th century cottage with beautiful Dutch gables, a group of thatched cottages and a church only a lifetime old, though it altar table is four centuries older and its arcades go back to the Normans.

Holme is one of the parishes of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principle towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of Godmanchester and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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What's HOT in the District?

The box below displays a random selection from the great deals, special offers and/or SALE items that are available from the site members but you may follow this link to view all the current what's HOT in the district.

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SILVER MEMBERSHIP, on sale at Jevstar Ltd. in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

 

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Any organisation may now apply for Silver Membership on our websites. This will allow the owners or managers of these organisations to maintain their own information, add their public meetings and add special events to our events diary.

In addition these organisation are able enter details of their premises (location) in Huntingdonshire and display detailed information about a limited number (10) of their products and/or services.

This service will suit the small business or service provider like a Plumber, Builder or Electrician. 

 

Follow this link for more information about this offer and Jevstar Ltd.

 

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Latest Local News

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MAGPAS

Watch the latest YouTube video filmed by MAGPAS

News Date: 19/09/2014 14:41

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Jump Club

We welcome the Jump Club of St Ives as new members of the Huntingdonshire websites. We look forward to working with John to add further information about the Jump Club over the coming weeks.

Jump Club provides rebound complimentary therapy for adults and children a the Broad Leas Centre in St Ives

News Date: 19/09/2014 10:03

News item from Holme Parish Council

1940s Weekend

All around Holme -Sat 4th and Sun 5th October 2014...10am-4pm

News Date: 16/09/2014 13:10

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Are you organising an event in Holme?

If you are, then you may use the link just below and add the details directly into the Huntingdonshire Event Diary.

Forthcoming Events in or around Holme

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Out of Town Event

Gift and Craft Fair

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 20/09/2014 09:30 until 20/09/2014 15:00

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Out of Town Event

Wedding Fayre

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 20/09/2014 10:00 until 20/09/2014 16:00

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Out of Town Event

British Legion Commemoration of WW1

Event venue - Colne Community Hall

From 20/09/2014 15:30 until 20/09/2014 18:30

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Out of Town Event

The Roy Orbison and Del Shannon story

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 20/09/2014 19:45 until 20/09/2014 22:00

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Out of Town Event

Commemoration Service

Event venue - Colne War Memorial

From 21/09/2014 14:00 until 21/09/2014 15:00

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More forthcoming events in Holme
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THINK HOLME AND BEYOND!

This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.

Commercial site membership from £25 only per year

If you have run a business or local organisation in Holme then follow the link below to see what membership can do to spread the message of your services, products, news and events across the district.

Non-profit organisations - membership is FREE

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This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Holme