Welcome to Godmanchester

Durovigutum* (4th Century), Godmundcestre (11th Century), Gutmuncetre, Gudmencestre, Gumencestre, Guncestre (12th Century), Gumecestre, Gurmundcestre (13th Century) and finally Godmanchester (15th Century to date).

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Godmanchester, owes the origin of its current name to the Roman occupation of Britain although there is archaeological evidence that the site of the town was occupied before the Roman invasion. Godmanchester is situated at the junction of two famous Roman roads, the Via Devana and Ermine Street where they cross the River Great Ouse.

Godmanchester stands on the southern bank of the River Great Ouse opposite the town of Huntingdon on the northern bank to which it is joined by two bridges, the ancient medieval arched stone bridge and a modern high level bridge carrying the major A14 dual carriageway between Cambridge and Peterborough. The town boasts no fewer than 130 buildings Listed for Special Architectural Interest.

Godmanchester is one of the towns of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principal towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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Time for a rest

After twenty years of operation the time has come for the Huntingdonshire Websites to have a rest. The general public now spend most of their Internet time on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter and rarely 'surf the Internet' to use small independent websites like ours which I suppose is a sign of the times.

As a result of the incompetence of the major wesbites to keep user information confidential there are also some major changes to legislation occuring this year, namely the GDPR, that impose a significant administrative overhead and costs that will make it not worth while for us to maintain user logon access for such a small return therefore as of today all dormant user accounts for the site have been suspended and will be deleted so that there is no confidential user information stored on our online systems.

We are not going to shut the majority of the websites down but rather let them become dormant. This will allow time for those organisations who are still actively using them to seek an alternative presence on web and free up time for us to develop our other major website the British Towns Network. We will however be suspending immediately certain aspects, such as the Weather Station, as these are expensive and time consuming to maintain.

We thank those organisations and our many visitors who have supported us over the years and wish everyone the best for the future.

News Date: 06/04/2018 08:39

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Forthcoming Events in or around Godmanchester

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 Town' 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 Town' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 21/04/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 28/04/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 28/04/2018 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

An 'Out of Town' event in Little Paxton

From 14:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 28/04/2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 05/05/2018 at The Pavement

More forthcoming events in Godmanchester

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Godmanchester