Your St Ives 1968 - 2018 - 2068
Looking back it is easy to understand why the Civic Society of St. Ives was formed. Who could sit idly by and allow a relief road (bypass) to be built beside a parish church, across a tranquil island then destroy the serenity and beauty of a riverside country meadow? For new members of the Civic Society, or those new to the area, in 1968 the proposed route for the relief road was from the south end of Ramsey Road at the end of the Waits, across Holt Island and Hemingford Meadow to join London Road. The proposal was a very good reason to join together to prevent such a horror and retain the character of our town.
Looking forward to 2018, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civic Society by reminiscing, having fun and challenging you to look forward to the next 50 years. We don’t have a crystal ball but we do have members who love St. Ives and our Legacy Statement is “That future generations will be able to easily recognise the historic character of our Town, despite the inevitable changes that happen down the years”.
With that in mind, we are inviting you to show us what you think St. Ives will look like in 2068 when Civic Society members will celebrate the 100th anniversary. Describe how St. Ives will look in words, painting, a model in Lego, matchsticks, 3D printed, animation, embroidery, any way you like. Closing date is 6th September 2018 so no excuse for not enough time! There will be regular reminders so no excuse for forgetting! There is no entry fee or age restriction.
Details will be available in September 2017
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