14

Nov

Yo Ho Ho & a Bottle of Rum!

by Ann Cuthbert

  Ramsey hosts a family show with live music based on Treasure Island   A professional production of Treasure Island, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, produced by Peterborough based -theatre  company,  Lamphouse Theatre, will be playing at the Drill Hall in Ramsey on Friday December 2nd at 6pm. The company are keen to perform Read more >

26

Jan

What community space do we need in Ramsey?

by Val Fendley

Community Indoor Space Following our community consultation there appeared to be a need for additional ‘indoor space’ for certain activities/groups. These included… A central social/drop-in space for young people A central social/drop-in space for families with young children Groups requiring permanent bases (not space they have to hire by the hour) Equipment storage Since the Read more >

11

Jan

Molly Dancers – a rural tradition explained

by Ann Cuthbert

Ramsey’s Plough Monday – a rural, Fenland tradition explained.       Ouse Washes Molly Dancers at the Jolly Sailor, Ramsey on Plough Sunday January 11th 2016     “Molly Dances developed in East Anglia: these dances were performed in January, as part of the Plough Monday celebrations. It was the custom for local farmhands Read more >

26

Nov

Community spirit alive and well

by Val Fendley

I have had the privilege of working with the Ramsey community for the past 10 years. Like many of you, as well as working locally I also volunteer. I really think it is our sense of community spirit and volunteering that represents the best of Ramsey, both in town and throughout the villages. As I Read more >

20

Nov

Ramsey Abbey and Town

by Clive Beeke

Ramsey as a market town grew up around the Abbey, which had been founded on an island in the marshes in 969 A D coinciding roughly with the date of the second foundation of Ely.  The Abbey became known as ‘Ramsey the Rich’ or ‘Ramsey the Golden’ on account of its vast wealth and power. By the Read more >

20

Nov

The Rural Museum

by Clive Beeke

The Museum site is part of a 12th century Benedictine Abbey. The Abbey became one of the most powerful in the country until Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in 1539.  It was sold to the Cromwell family who used it as a stone ‘quarry’.  In 1657 a wood yard was built using the Abbey stone.  The site Read more >