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.

What's HOT at Homequest

Boxworth End Swavesey, on sale at Homequest in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

 

Ad Ref: BOX31/198

Boxworth End Swavesey

From

£ 2,800.00

Village Location
4 Bed House
Unfurnished Property
Large Garden
Garage Parking 

 

Follow this link for more information about this offer and Homequest

 

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Latest Local News

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TAH-DAH

That's it the last of our Huntingdonshire websites upgraded to HTML5. They have all had new things added to make the sites more mobile and touch screen friendly including the addition of our @HuntsWeb Twitter feed which replaces the old Site News.

Now to add some really new things but more of that in a few days...

News Date: 31/07/2014 10:04

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More sites updated finishing on Warboys

The penultimate block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Southoe and Midloe, Spaldwick, Stilton, the Stukeleys, Tilbrook, Upwood and finishing this time with Warboys.

Only a couple of sites left to do, then we can get on with implementing some new ideas

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More sites updated finishing on Sawtry

Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Kings Ripton, Leighton Bromswold, Oldhurst, Perry, Pidley and Fenton and finishing today with Sawtry. Nearly done now with just 10 still to do.

We hope you all have a good weekend...

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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

Summer Childrens Holiday Club

Event venue - New Street Baptist Church

From 28/07/2014 09:30 until 01/08/2014 12:00

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Out of Town Event

Darby and Joan Club

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 31/07/2014 14:30 until 31/07/2014 16:30

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Out of Town Event

Connections Youth Bus

Event venue - Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

From 31/07/2014 19:00 until 31/07/2014 21:00

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Out of Town Event

Screen St Ives WADJDA

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 01/08/2014 19:30 until 01/08/2014 22:30

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Out of Town Event

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque

Event venue - The Green @ Samuel Jones Crescent

From 04/08/2014 11:00 until 04/08/2014 11:30

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More forthcoming events in Holme
and pictures of past ones...

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