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Graveley, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

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Gary

Gary Report 7 Apr 2013 21:51

I have taken over the village pub "Three Horseshoes" and I'm looking for information, photos and anything that I can offer to customers about the little village.
During the second world war, RAF Graveley was about a mile from the pub and was used by the RAF squadrons, many who were Americans.
If there is another who knows or has anything of interest about Graveley, near St Neots, Cambridgeshire, I would be very pleased to hear.
regards
Gary

jax

jax Report 7 Apr 2013 22:04

I thought Graveley was near Baldock or is there another one? Had a pub in Cambridgeshire myself once which was also very near a US airbase during WW2

Have you tried Google?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 7 Apr 2013 22:14

Have you tried the Francis Frith site?

www.francisfrith.com/

Local old photos, maps, books and memories of every town and village in the UK.

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 7 Apr 2013 22:20

There should be a book with photos in. most of the Cambridgeshire and elsewhere bookshops sell them. Try Amazon.

Kay????

Kay???? Report 7 Apr 2013 22:24

RAF Graveley control tower was used in Robbery a film staring Stanley Baker....there is some shots of it on google RAF Graveley,,,,,,

many US military reunion sites have old photos and stories about bases they were stationed at in UK.....

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 7 Apr 2013 22:27

Lovely Pub Gary.....we all know where to go for a meet :-D

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 7 Apr 2013 22:29

Maybe these will be of help.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graveley,_Cambridgeshire

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15463

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 7 Apr 2013 22:31

There is a 1910 postcard on EBay for £6 if you are interested. maybe you could scan it then print a larger version to frame....nice picture.


What about printing out all the census for different parts of the village and framing them.

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 7 Apr 2013 22:37

St Neots have a local History society, Google their details as I am sure they will be able to help you. A meet would be good for me I'm about 20 mins down the A1 from St Neots :-D

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 7 Apr 2013 23:06

The Main Library should have many old photos and they will photocopy for you.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 8 Apr 2013 08:53

I've been to Graveley...it's near the Offords isn't it? I have many ancestors from those parts...haven't been to that pub but maybe next time I pay a visit I'll give it a go....lovely village...good luck x