Welcome to Alconbury Weston

The ford in the village of Alconbury Weston in Huntingdonshire
The Ford in the village of of Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire

The village and parish of Alconbury Weston in Huntingdonshire.

The brook at Alconbury Weston flows across the green and through the middle of the hamlet, stone work from the old bridge was said to have come from the Coppingford's medieval church but that has since been replaced by a modern steel and concrete bridge that has no character at all.

The hamlet at Alconbury Weston has a few 17th century cottages, and a we moat in Hermitage Wood, but it has no church, its people walking across the meadows to the church in Alconbury.

A mile away the Great North Road joins the old Roman Rod of Ermine Street at Alconbury Hill, where there is a high and beautiful milestone crowned with a finial and railed around. On this hill stood the gibbet on which James Matcham was hanged. It is a name that everyone here once knew, for it comes from a story which began in Alconbury, Became a legend of Salisbury Plain and even found its way into the Ingoldsby Legends.

Alconbury Weston 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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St Ives Carnival

We all had a great day at St Ives Carnival yesterday. The parade from the town centre was very well attended and it took ages for the many floats to pass by on their way to the park. During the afternoon the entertainments were great culminating with the talented Chloe and the Huntingdon Concert Band. The day ended with a fabulous Firework display.

The organisers and their numerous helpers should be proud of their enthusiasm and achievement in putting on a brilliant show.

If you missed yesterday then you really did miss out but you can make it up to yourself and attend the Music Festival in the park today from noon until around nine this evening.

Don't forget it's the Huntingdon Carnival in a few weeks too

News Date: 15/07/2018 10:20

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Forthcoming Events in or around Alconbury Weston

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

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An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

On 26/07/2018 19:00 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/07/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 10:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 01/08/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

An 'Out of Village' event in Little Paxton

From 19:00 until 21:00 on Thursday 02/08/2018 at Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 04/08/2018 at The Pavement

More forthcoming events in Alconbury Weston

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