Welcome to Hail Weston

Looking south west towards Hail Weston from Ford End in Huntingdonshire, UK

Looking south west towards Hail Weston from Ford End


Heilweston (12th century) Hailweston, Halewestan, (13th century) and Hail Weston (Modern).

Hail Weston derives its name from a former name of the River Kym, the River Hail or Hale, which flows across the modern civil parish. The village once had two springs, or wells, celebrated in a poem by Michael Drayton (1563-1631), entitled the 'Holy Wells of Hailweston.', only one of these wells is marked extant on the Ordnance Survey maps of today (2010).

The Church of St Nicolas in the centre of the village has a rare timber tower and a spire covered in oak shingles. The oldest part of the church dates from the 13th century with much addition and alteration in the 15th, 16th and 19th centuries. The Baptist chapel at Hail Weston once said to be the oldest in Huntingdonshire, having been founded in 1757, is now closed along with two public houses, the Post Office and the village shop but the village still has the comfort of the Royal Oak Public House.

Hail 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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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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New Blog launch

www.admin4your.biz will launch a new-look website and blog feature on Tuesday 23rd September. The blog is aimed at Management Consultants and other Professional Business Owners who want to make progress efficiently in their business. Watch this space.

News Date: 20/09/2014 21:26

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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

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Are you organising an event in Hail Weston?

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 Hail Weston

How to add a new event

Out of Town Event

Darby and Joan Club

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 25/09/2014 14:30 until 25/09/2014 16:30

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Out of Town Event

London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 26/09/2014 19:00 until 26/09/2014 21:00

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Out of Town Event

Quiz Night.

Event venue - Little Paxton Village Hall

From 26/09/2014 19:30 until 26/09/2014 22:00

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Out of Town Event

Fundraising Fair

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 27/09/2014 10:00 until 27/09/2014 14:00

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Out of Town Event

Childrens Harvest Workshop

Event venue - Church of St James (Little Paxton)

From 27/09/2014 10:30 until 27/09/2014 12:00

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More forthcoming events in Hail Weston
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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 Hail Weston 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 Hail Weston