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

The news items in the green boxes below have been recently entered by site members

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Ramsey Rural Museum

We welcome Ramsey Rural Museum as new members of the Huntingdonshire websites. We look forward to working with Clive and his team to add further information about the Ramsey Rural Museum over the coming weeks.

The museum will be participating, along with numerous other locations, in the Ramsey Heritage Open Day on 14th September. Please follow the links for more information

News Date: 27/08/2014 10:55

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Change of October Demonstration

Unfortunately Frank Boddy will not be able to attend to give a cooking demonstration at our meeting in October as planned, but we hope to be able to substitute with something similar.
Check out our facebook page for details.

News Date: 26/08/2014 19:12

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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

GN Footwear SALE

Event venue - Main Hall @ Commemoration Hall

From 30/08/2014 09:00 until 30/08/2014 15:00

More info about the GN Footwear SALE...

Out of Town Event

Coneygear Park Gala 2014

Event venue - Coneygear Park

From 30/08/2014 11:00 until 30/08/2014 16:00

More info about the Coneygear Park Gala 2014...

Out of Town Event

Auction of Antiques, Collectables & General Items

Event venue - Hyperion Auction Salerooms

From 30/08/2014 11:00 until 30/08/2014 17:00

More info about the Auction of Antiques, Collectables & General Items...

Out of Town Event

Flower & Produce Show

Event venue - Corn Exchange

From 30/08/2014 13:00 until 30/08/2014 16:30

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Out of Town Event

Into the Wild at Ouse Fen

Event venue - Ouse Fen Nature Reserve (West)

From 03/09/2014 17:00 until 03/09/2014 19:30

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More forthcoming events in Hail Weston
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THINK HAIL WESTON 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 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