Eaton Socon’s unique village Cage or lock-up is positioned just off the Great North Road in the centre of the old village near the church. Visitors to this suburb of the present town of St Neots often wonder why the original village needed one and what it was used for. Today the village of Eaton […]
About Liz Davies
Liz is the curator at St Neots Museum and can be contacted on 01480 214163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries by Liz Davies
The Love’s Farm project represents a detailed archaeological examination of the later Prehistoric and Roman agricultural landscape on a previously unprecedented scale within the region. The site, located on heavy clay soils and adjacent to St Neots in Cambridgeshire, covered 60ha over half of which was stripped during the course of the excavations. Following several […]
James Toller was born in Eynesbury, St Neots in 1798. His parents, who were both of average height and lived in a small cottage near the old Rectory. By the age of ten James was already five feet or 153cm tall, and by the time he was eighteen years old he was said to be […]
The first large-scale brewery in St Neots is thought to have been established by Samuel Emery. He purchased The Bull Inn on the Market Square and the public house next door and combined their two brew-houses to brew in larger quantities. A well sunk into the gravel terrace provided ‘clean’ water. Having a wharf on Hen Brook allowed the import of barley […]
Okestubbe Mill was a water-powered medieval corn-grinding mill by the Great Ouse in Little Paxton and was owned by the monks of St Neots priory. It was acquired in 1799 by Owsley Rowley, who rebuilt and let the mill to Mr Hobson of Eaton Socon. In 1804 it was leased to a firm of paper-makers, Henry and Sealy […]
A visitor recently asked the museum curator, Liz Davies about the image we are using to advertise our English Civil War Murder Mystery evening – why are the Parliamentarians not wearing roundhead helmets? We thought this was an interesting question and this was Liz’s thinking about it: This woodcut shows men who are not actually […]
In St Neots in 1935 something rather unusual happened – in the upstairs bedroom of a council house four tiny babies were born. We’ve collected together some of their belongings for you to see.
Our summer exhibition will showcase the Kimbolton Coin Hoard of Iron Age coins found at Kimbolton in 2010. Buried in the ground for 2,000 years our exhibition will uncover the story of their burial.
The answer is yes – but only once over two hundred years ago, on the 11 May 1812 by John Bellingham who shot dead the Rt. Hon. Spencer Perceval as he entered the House of Commons.
In 1898 a 26-year-old farmer, Walter Horsford, stood trial charged with the murder by poisoning of his cousin Annie Holmes. He was found guilty and later that year hung.
St Neots Museum
The Old Court
8 New Street
St Neots PE19 1AE
Opening and admission
We’re open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
Free entry to the museum for local residents. Non-residents: Adults £3, seniors £2 and children £1.
Fees apply for some events.