Events in Somersham

Welcome to Somersham

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Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember on the 5th of November...

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We hope you have a fun and safe bonfire night

The crossroads and old market place at Somersham in Huntingdonshire
The crossroads and old market place at Somersham, Huntingdonshire

 

Sumeresham (11th century), Sumresham, Summersham (12th century), Summersum (17th century) and Somersham (Modern)

That Somersham is an ancient village there is no doubt, it has also kept the same name for many hundreds of years although the spelling of it has varied over time. In the 11th Century it was Sumeresham and by the 12th Century Sumresham or Summersham and even as late as the 17th Century the village was known as Summersum. But the changes to the spelling of its name is not the only major change experienced by Somersham; by 991AD the Manor had been given to the Abbey at Ely by Brithnoth, a patriotic leader who fell in battle with Danish invaders.

Somersham was granted a market charter in 1190 and in 1319 the right to hold a three-day fair on the birthday of St John the Baptist to whom the local Anglican church is dedicated. In 1838 the Eastern Counties Railway opened a station at Somersham on its line between March and Cambridge. The station at Somersham and the line closed in 1967. So Somersham got off to a good start and even though the palace and the railway are long since gone, the village has continued to grow and develop.

Somersham 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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Latest Local News

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BiG sponsor GMC Rovers v Yaxley

BiG | Business in Godmanchester are proud to be match sponsors for Godmanchester Rovers FA Vase game against Yaxley FC on Saturday, 3pm at Bearscroft Ground

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BRITISH LEGION NEEDS MEMBERS

The Huntingdonshire branch of the Royal British Legion desperately needs some new members to ensure their survival. You do not need to have been a member of the Armed Forces to join, all that is required is that you agree with their goals and aspirations.

If you are interested then pop along to their AGM at the Community Room at Tescos at 7.30pm on the 4th November.

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Huntingdonshire Websites Newsletter Issue 2

The newsletter is now under preparation and due for distribution on the 10th of November. We're including helpful information about recent updates to the websites, some new member introductions and news of our Grand Christmas Draw competition!

Click the link on the right to enter the competition early!

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Forthcoming Events in or around Somersham

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!

If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 10:00 until 14:30 on Saturday 01/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 14:30 until 17:00 on Saturday 01/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 22:00 on Saturday 01/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in Huntingdon

From 19:30 until 21:00 on Tuesday 04/11/2014 at Tesco Community Space

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 16:00 on Wednesday 05/11/2014 at Corn Exchange

More forthcoming events in Somersham

THINK SOMERSHAM 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.

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If you have run a business or local organisation in Somersham 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.

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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 Somersham