New Book – Images of Huntingdon

Huntingdon is an ancient market town which was the county town of Huntingdonshire, England’s second smallest county, until becoming part of Cambridgeshire in 1974.

It was the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell, and the Poet William Cowper lived here. William Cobbett wrote in the early nineteenth century that ‘Huntingdon is a very clean and nice place, contains many elegant houses’

Daniel Defoe also wrote in his book A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain that ‘Here are the most beautiful meadows on the banks of the River Ouse, that I think are to be seen in any part of England’.