St Ives NOW! Jun-July 2022

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June – July 2022

AL www.sStiO ONLINE vesnow Welcome to the latest .com issue of St Ives NOW! Many events and activities have been organised to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. You can see a round up of what's happening locally on page 7. Along with the return of regular favourites such as Picnic in The Park (see page 21) and Music on the Waits, it makes for a great season of entertainment. In addition, our extended What's New and Happening feature on page 18–19 details events and activities for all ages, as well as covering new arrivals to the town such as Bottle Bank and The Commute Café. You can also read about the new Town Mayor Cllr Philip Pope. Our St Ives 100 years ago feature shows how different the Filbert's Walk area was back then. Locals know it as a pleasant route to stroll along coming into town. It is an eye opener to see that there were once 31cottages there! These dwellings were erected to ease the growing housing problem at the time. See page 11. Bob Bailey's article on page 26 shows how a younger generation are taking up angling with the "Get Fishing" courses run by St Ives Angling Society. With an update on from The Town Team, and another full diary of events on pages 4 – 5, there's plenty to look forward to over the coming months Best wishes, stay safe

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Monday Craft & Vintage Market at the Corn Exchange. Café. Free admission.

Royal British Legion (RBL) new morning meeting times. Ivy Leaf Club. All welcome. Climate Change Café. 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 am to12 noon. St Ives Free Church.

ST IVES DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Memory Lane Singing Café Burleigh Hill Community Centre. Every 2nd Monday of the month 10 am–12 noon. Contact George Smerdon 07725 588145 or memorylanemusicstives

Dementia Café Support from the Alzheimer’s Society, the Free Church. Third Tuesday in every month 10 am–12 noon. Contact George 07725 588145 georgesmerdon

COPE (Cambridgeshire Older Peoples Enterprise) meet monthly every 3rd Thursday, 2 pm to 4 pm in the Corn Exchange. For info Love to Move seated and gentle gymnastics at the Burleigh call Angie 01480 300726 Rhymetime at St Ives Library. Wednesday 10 – 10.30 am and 11 – 11.30 am

Baby Club & Boomer Fit Club. Contact beccymorgan@ for details Open Mic Night at the Riverport Café Bar, 3rd Friday in the month 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm. bookings@ St Ives Tabletop Games the Corn Exchange

Football Fun Tots Football, Wednesdays 9 am - 10 am St Ives Corn Exchange. Senior Citizens Club Meets every Wednesday 2 to 4 pm at the St Ives Free Church Hall. £2 entrance charge. For info: Christine on 07588 659350 All welcome. 4

St Ives Events – full on!

Hill Community Centre. First, third, fourth and fifth Mondays of the month 10am–12 noon (includes reminiscence sessions). contact Susan 01480 497314, Polly 07721 068606 or jane.thomas@british

Reminiscence Sessions Norris Museum, First and third Wednesday of every month 10.30 to 11.30am. To book, contact Susan Bate 01480 497314 or

Riverport Singers Thursdays 10.15 to 11.15 am St Ives Corn Exchange info from Agi 07757 811802 Friendship Lunches Seven Wives. First Wednesday of the month 12.30 pm. To book contact Heather Jones 01487 841543 or


2 Screen St Ives: The Duke (2020) with Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. St Ives Corn Exchange. Doors open 7 pm for 8. Tickets £5 from www. or from the Riverport Bar. 2/3/4 Platinum Jubilee Events see page 7 4 Saints Crafters Fair. 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, The Free Church St Ives. Supporting Hunts Society for the Blind charity. Free admission. 7 ACE Annual General Meeting, 7 pm St Ives Corn Exchange 8 Family History tracing drop in research surgery. 10.30 am to 3.30 pm Norris Museum. 8 Burgess Bingo. The Burgess Hall, doors open 7 pm. £10 for 10 games. Cash prizes 8 The Arts Society Lecture Speaker Colin Pink on Paul Nash and the Landscape of Mystery. 2.30 pm. The St Ives Corn Exchange website: 9 St Ives WI Jubilee Celebration, St Ives Copley Centre 3 – 5 pm. Informal, members to bring own refreshments.

11 Art, Craft & Gift Fair, St Ives Corn Exchange 10 am to 4 pm, free entry, café 11 The Wildlife Trusts. Guided walk at Madeleine’s Patch 10.30 am. Park at Green Willows Farm, Warboys, PE28 2TZ. For more information contact Alistair 07775365507 or or George 01480 450809. 11 Boogie Night, The Burgess Hall. With Starlite Roadshow. 8 pm to 1 am Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Ticket line 07555 394697 14 Poetry & Folk Open Mic Evening. St Ives Corn Exchange. 7.30 pm 16 Flower club meet 2 pm for 2.15 pm in the Hemingford Pavilion with demonstration Made to Measure. 16 Screen St Ives: After Love (2022) with Joanna Scanlan, (BAFTA winner for best actress). Doors open 7 pm for 8, St Ives Corn Exchange. Tickets £5 from or the Riverport Bar. 17 The Best in Comedy presented by Anglia Comedy featuring Rhys James, Sarah Keyworth, Rich Wilson and Josh Pugh, at Burgess hall

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18 Climate Café, Discussions to shape our local plan. 10 am to 12 noon. St Ives Free Church 18/19 Broughton Flower Festival and Open Gardens weekend. 11am until 6pm with art exhibition, cream teas, and more. £5 admission is by programme at the door, in aid of Church funds. 19 The Wildlife Trusts Outing is to Brampton Racecourse 5.30 pm. Access by private arrangement. Meet car park at PE28 4UX. No charge, but donations welcome. Contact Alistair on 07775365507 or alistairrgrant@hotmail. com or George on 01480 450809. 21 Riverport WI meeting 7.30 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. 23 U3A monthly meeting 2 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. Group Fair. 24 Chapel Arts @ The Corn Exchange. With Chris Newman and Humfry Finkel. Ragtime improvisation. 7.30 pm in the Riverport Bar. Tickets £10 from the venue or www.ticketsource.

26 Summer Concert from Riverport Singers, the St Ives Dementia Friendly Community Choir, with drummers. 4 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. Tickets £7.50 from the Riverport Café. See page 18


2 Saints Crafters Fair. 9.30 to 3.30pm The Free Church St Ives. Supporting Hunts Society for the Blind charity. Free admission. 2 Art, Craft & Gift Fair, St Ives Corn Exchange 10 am to 4 pm, free entry, café 2 Old Skool Party Night, The Burgess Hall with Starlite Roadshow. Classics from 1980 to 2010. 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door ticket line 07555 394697 3 Music on the Waits free concert. 2.30 to 4 pm. So take a chair and relax by the river! A FESt event. 6 Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve AGM 7 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. 7 St Ives WI meet St Ives Free Church 7.30 pm. This month is a talk from Jason Middleton on gems History of Jewellery. 7 Screen St Ives, film title yet to be announced.

8 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. Tickets £5 and information from www. or from the Corn Exchange. 10 Music on the Waits free concert with Acoustics Anonymous. 2.30 to 4 pm. So take a chair and relax by the river! A FESt event. 12 Poetry & Folk Open Mic Evening. St Ives Corn Exchange. 7.30 pm 13 Burgess Bingo at the Burgess Hall. £10 for 10 games. Doors open 7 pm. cash prizes 14 COSI Summer Concert. 7.30 pm The Free Church St Ives. Tickets £10 from Just Sharing or on the door. (Under 16s free). Programme: Zampa overture, Funeral March of amarionette, Arrangement of music from La Boheme, Les Biches. 14 U3A Meeting, talk by Jim Stebbings. 2 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. 16 Climate Café, Discussions to shape our local plan. 10 am to 12 noon. St Ives Free Church

19 Riverport W1 meeting 7 pm St Ives Corn Exchange 21 Flower club meet 2 pm for 2.15 pm, Hemingford Pavilion for demonstration Inspirations of India by Rekha Naidoo of Stanmore. 21 Screen St Ives Film title yet to be announced. 8 pm St Ives Corn Exchange. Tickets £5 and information from www. or from the Corn Exchange. 24 Music on the Waits free concert with the amazing voice of the tenor James Schouten 2.30 to 4 pm. So take a chair and relax by the river! A FESt event. 29 Chapel Arts @ The Corn Exchange. James Schouten, Tenor. An evening of operatic arias and contemporary songs. 7.30 pm in the Riverport Bar. Tickets £10 from eventsstives or the Riverport bar. 31 Music on the Waits free concert 2.30 to 4 pm. So take a chair and relax by the river! A FESt event.

17 Music on the Waits free concert with Manea Silver Band. 2.30 to 4 pm. So take a chair and relax by the river! A FESt event.

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Lets Celebrate The Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Events As we go to press, details known are as follows:

Thursday 2nd June

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• Film showing of The Coronation before main film The Duke, at Screen St Ives in the Corn Exchange. • Beacon Lighting at All Saints Parish Church (part of National Lighting). From 7.30 pm, with a short service. Take a picnic, there will be a licenced bar, with the Beacon Lighting at approx. 9 pm.

Friday 3rd June

• All Faith Service of Thanksgiving, Market Hill at 11 am. • Singing in The Reign. Free Jubilee Singalong 7 pm St Ives Corn Exchange

Saturday 4th June

• Market Hill, Military Parade from 10 am led by 42 Engineers Regiment • Entertainment on Market Hill in the afternoon till 8 pm. • Free Brit Pop Gig with The Numbers, 7 pm The Corn Exchange

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Sunday 5th June The Big Lunch day:

• Indoor Street Party at the Corn Exchange 10 am to 5 pm with tea, cake and prosecco, plus live TV coverage of national events. Profits to Kidney Cancer UK. • The Big Lunch Broadway Street Party 11 am to 6 pm. Join in the community fun. Take your own picnic, but no BBQs. (closed to traffic!) Please note these details may be subject to change. Look out for the Town Council programme.

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News from St Ives Town Team Following the busy Jubilee weekend there is still much to look forward to . . .

Chapel Arts in The Corn Exchange

These intimate concerts have proved very popular and often sell out. In June we have a combination that appeared here five years ago, the brilliant guitarists Chris Newman & Humfry Finkle, with an evening of improvised ragtime music. On 29 July we welcome for the first time, Tenor James Schouten. Chris Newman & James graduated from the Royal Humfry Finkle College of Music with distinction and worked at Glyndebourne Festival Opera for a while. James will entertain us with a range of operatic arias and contemporary songs.

Dave Hayden & Marco

The concerts take place on the last Friday of each month at 7.30pm in the Riverport Café Bar. Tickets are just £10 and can be purchased online at www.ticketsource. James Schouten or from the Riverport Café Bar. Places are limited so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

The Old Riverport Jazz & Blues Festival

Taking place this year from 15th and 18th September there are nine new acts to enjoy, plus eleven returning popular acts. For the first time we have two

DJs, Marco and David Hayden, offering a night of Northern Soul dancing. For details of this and all the other acts go to or see the Facebook page: theoldriverportjazzandbluesfestival.

‘That’s not all Folks’

On Saturday 15th October the Old Riverport Ukelele Festival returns and tickets are already selling online. So to reserve a place visit

Bandstand Update

We are pleased that we have pledges totalling over £23,000 for the installation of a bandstand to mark the Queen’s Jubilee, however we still need to raise at least £17,000 more. This is a genuine community effort with pledges coming from residents and businesses. Although it seems like a lot of money, just £1 from every person in St Ives would be enough. You can make a pledge (from £25 upwards) by visiting St Ives Town Hall, (between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday) stating the amount you pledge and giving contact details. Alternatively you can email: with the same details. The names of all who contribute to the bandstand will be engraved on a panel for future generations to see. PLEASE NOTE: Pledged money will not be taken until we know that the project can go ahead and the funds are needed. Any funds donated for the bandstand but not used will be returned to the donor.

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ST IVES NOW! AND THEN ‘St Ives 100 years Ago’ looks back at Filbert’s Walk. If you walk over St Ives historic Town Bridge from the town, along London Road, just beyond The Dolphin car park turn into the footpath on your right, you will have reached Filbert’s Walk.

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Today it’s a pleasant walk down to Hemingford Road, however the 1930s photo shows a very different view. John Green built a row of 31 cottages in 1820, taking advantage of a desperate need for housing in St Ives. These cottages were originally called Hemingford Green with a pub in the middle named the Green Man. He also built Green Street - John obviously liked the sound of his own name!

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Described as ‘having the knack of crowding the largest number of small houses on a given area’, John’s houses were unfortunately of poor quality. On the ground floor was a cellar/ scullery/living room, above a single bedroom and in most winters the cellars flooded. In such conditions would have lived families of up to 10 persons. The houses were demolished in 1960. So what about the origin of the name ‘Filbert’s Walk’? Well, hazel trees lined the route and hazelnuts were also called filberts in medieval times because they were ripe by 20 August, St Philibert’s Day. For much more about the past of St Ives, Google St Ives 100 Years Ago.

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what’s new and Happening... • Bottle Bank is a new outlet in White Hart Lane, who tell us Here at The Bottle Bank our focus is on quality beer, wine and cider. We have an eclectic range, sourcing from both traditional and modern producers. Everything is available to either take away or drink in, and we will be hosting regular tasting events. Drawing on years of industry experience, our mission is to bring you the best drinks we can lay our hands on. If you are after something a bit different, then look no further!

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There is a Help desk for Barclays Bank at the St Ives Corn Exchange. To help you with money matters, Barclays is keeping things local by offering a friendly face and place to talk. Whether it’s a quick question or a longer chat, they’ll be on hand to help get your finances sorted. Just note, that there’ll be no cash facilities available on-site. The Barclays local service will be every Monday and Friday from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm. You can just pop in and say hello or to find out more and arrange a time to talk, visit

• The Craft & Vintage Market at the Corn Exchange has now moved from Fridays to Mondays. The market is open from 9 am to 1 pm and stall holder applications are welcome. • St Ives Cares is a new project, funded by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate and Cultivate Fund, to develop a neighbourhood based support scheme. By using local volunteers and existing community groups they hope to build a supportive community for older people in St Ives. So what would make St Ives ‘age friendly’ (a great place to live as we get older)? What are the great things for older people here and what is missing – what do older people in St Ives need? If you want to get in touch or have a chat you can call, Jane Jenner on 07395 629053 or email: • FESt are pleased to announce Picnic in the Park and Music on the Waits return in 2022. Picnic in the Park will be 19th June from 12 noon to 6 pm at Warners Park. Music on the Waits free concerts return on Sunday afternoons, in July only at this stage, and now the audience are pleased asked to bring their own chairs. • The Riverport Singers Concert, a St Ives Dementia Friendly Community Choir event is now on 26th June, at 4 pm in the St Ives Corn Exchange, having been postponed since before Christmas due to COVID. Tickets are £7.50 from the Riverport Café and those previously purchased can be exchanged or refunded.

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• The COSI Summer Concert will be held on Thursday 14th July at 7.30pm in the Free Church, St Ives. Tickets are £10 from Just Sharing or on the door. (under 16s free). Programme: Zampa overture (Herold), Funeral March of a Marionette (Gounod), Arrangement of music from La Boheme, Les Biches (Poulenc).

• There is something for everyone from St Ives Library for June and July. In term time there is Rhymetime on Wednesdays from 10 am and 11 am for half an hour which is suitable for babies of up to two years. Then Read A Little Aloud on the second Tuesday of each month 2 – 3 pm is for adults, listening to stories, poems and readings within a small group.

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Followed by Engage in the Afternoon on the first Wednesday of each month are talks for adults covering a wide range of topics and places can be booked by contacting the Library. Children - sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge on Sat 9th July and Saturday 23rd July! The challenge is for children four to eleven years of age to read six books over the six week holidays - that’s one book per week. Children can collect stickers and colouring sheets along the way, and once completed they will receive a medal and certificate in September! It’s fun and free! So pop into the library for more details. • The Norris Museum has a Pop Up Café which is open on the second Thursday of the month from 2 to 3.30 pm. The idea is to catch up with a friend of bring along a book or activity into the Community Room at the museum - and the Men’s group meet there on the first and third Thursday of the month. Also, The Museum is currently looking for volunteers who would like to support school children and if you are interested please contact to find out more. • Awards and A New Mayor. At the Mayor Making ceremony in May Councillor Philip Pope was announced as the new mayor for St Ives for 2022/23, with Councillor Nic Wells as his Deputy Mayor. A big congratulations to the Mayor and his Deputy. Before standing down the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Pasco Hussain, made presentations as follows: The Millennium Shield was awarded to St Ives RAF Air cadets, Community Awards were awarded to Michelle Liang, Matthew Setchell and Muhammed Arif , with The Commerce Award awarded to Brandon and Hayley from the Seven Wives Pub and The Mayors Cadet Badge awarded to Cadet Joseph Elliot. Also just over £2,000 was given to each of his 4 Charities, MAGPAS, Royal British Legion, Acorn Cancer Support and St Ives Day Care. Well done to all.

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ST IVES The Burleigh Hill Centre Constable Road, PE27 3ER TUESDAYS 9.30 am FRIDAYS 9.30 am SATURDAYS 8.00 am & 9.30 am Kathie 07772 868472 THURSDAYS 5.30 pm & 7.00 pm Kim 07536 457520


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Call us for more information on 01480 462906 or pop into our office and meet the team Parker Properties The Old Courthouse, Priory Road, St Ives, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE27 5BB T 01480 462906 F 01480 301453 www. 22


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Thursdays from 8.30pm Sats from 9 pm, plus DJ nights June 2nd So 80’s 9th Charlie & Rehanna 16th Bookem + Riskit 23rd Steph Scott 25th Ricardo Delafarquar - DJ SET 30th Cara Beard July more dates tba 7th Romy 21st Kiwi G

Ivy Leaf Club

June 23rd Jane Darling Old Time Sing along Jubilee Party 10th June Rod Stewart & Meatloaf Tribute, ticket event only, £12 from the club or 07526 664 949 18th June Sidekicks

29th July Buddy Holly Tribute, ticket event only, £11 from the club or 07526 664 949

The Haywain

Mostly Fridays June 3rd Rhythm & Blues Band 10th Disco 17th So 80s 24th Bookem & Riskit July 1st to be announced 8th Stykky Fingers 15th The Sidekicks 22nd Sidecar 23rd Dynamite Chicken (Saturday) 29th Him in the Hat


• Nelsons Head, Sunday afternoons from 3.30 pm

• The Oliver Cromwell, Thursday evenings from 9 pm

• The Corn Exchange Riverport Bar for Chapel Arts and Sunday sessions

30th July Johnny Cash & friends free tribute show

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A variety of dance and acting classes for all ages Classes offered: HAVE YOU TRIED OUR CAFÉ YET? For more information, or to book a trial class: • Melody Movement ® For more information, or to • Classical Ballet 01736 697468 book aPhone: trial class: email:697468 • Contemporary Phone:or01736 or email: • Lyrical • Modern Jazz • Street Dance • Tap Adult classes offered: • Barre • Classical Ballet For more information, or to book a trial class: • Street Dance with Body Dance withPhone: 01736 697468 or email: Body Conditioning • Yogalates


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Let Riverport Residential Cleaning leap into action We are recruiting. If you’d like to join our friendly professional team call Anne on 01480 383108 Our approach is thoroughly flexible and customised. Tell us what you want, when you want it and leave the rest to us. • Spring / Regular Clean • All Work Guaranteed • All staff fully trained and police • End of Tenancy and checked for your peace of mind Builders’ Cleans Whether you want a spring clean blitz or a regular clean we will take the hassle out of your housework. Why not try our carpet and upholstery cleaning service? Special stain guard and pet treatments available.

St Ives Electric Riverboat Co Relax on the river Ouse 11am to 4pm enjoy a 1hr electric boat trip skippered or self drive Also book seats on our passenger trips


01480 383108

St Ives, Huntingdon & Surrounding Villages

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Jill Bridger School of Dance Established 1988 Principal: Jill Bridger, RAD Teach dip., AISTD, MNATD, creator of Melody Bear® curriculum taught across the UK and overseas.

Classes for 18 months upwards Ballet, Tap & Modern Dance Classes at the Melody Bear HQ, Unit 33, Stephenson Road, St Ives, PE27 3WJ • 2 studios • comfortable waiting area • car parking Exams, shows, workshops and parties


Pre-school Melody Movement® Dance along with Melody Bear. The ideal entry into the world of Ballet

Classes also in Cambourne, Cambridge, Longstanton, Willingham & Eddington

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‘Get Fishing’ success!

I write in the depths of the close season - rivers are closed to coarse fishing and fishermen up and down the country are dreaming of opening day on June 16th. The close season is a good time to look back on the last season and plan for the next. In 2021 St Ives Angling Society ran two ‘Get Fishing’ events which were opportunities for anyone to learn the basics of fishing. Get Fishing is a gradual introduction to fishing with the participant learning new things each time. It’s fair to say that we could have filled the available spaces three times over, such was the interest locally. We had boys and girls as well as adults wanting to learn, people Each participant received 1-1 from all kinds of backgrounds, tuition from our experienced proving that fishing is open to anglers everyone. The club had received funding from the Environment Agency via the Angling Trust in order to provide suitable tackle and bait. Our new anglers were shown how to use a pole and introduced to the float, weights, a hook, and maggots of course. When correctly set up, the float will go under the water when the fish takes the bait. It’s fair to say that teaching a skill and seeing the excitement of people catching their first fish is incredibly rewarding. One parent remarked that they had struggled to find something their child was interested in, other than something in front of the

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TV... and here they were out in the countryside learning about nature, focussed on the matter at hand. His child was hooked.

The 'top rod' on the day caught 20 fish, pictured here playing a perch

Fishermen know that not every session is a good one, everyone has the occasional ‘blank’, but our attendees caught as many as 20 fish in their 45 minute slot and the feedback was that most if not all wanted to fish again.

The club is planning to run another round of events this year and a competition with prizes for different age groups. If you are interested then you can contact me and I’ll let you know when registration opens. It goes without saying that events like this could not happen without our volunteers who give up their time to share their love of fishing, so I’ll end by saying thank you to the volunteers, and look forward to seeing everyone back on the bank on the glorious 16th. Bob Bailey is a member of St Ives Fish Participants completing Preservation & Angling Society and their bronze award. can be contacted by emailing bob@ The coarse fishing season starts on 16th June, membership and day tickets are available now from local tackle shops or via

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