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Huntingdon,

town (2011 pop. 23,732), Cambridgeshire, E central England, on the Ouse River. Seat of the Huntingdonshire dist., the town has light industries and an agricultural market. Oliver CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General

The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
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 was born in Huntingdon; both he and Samuel PepysPepys, Samuel
, 1633–1703, English public official, and celebrated diarist, b. London, grad. Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1653. In 1656 he entered the service of a relative, Sir Edward Montagu (later earl of Sandwich), whose secretary he became in 1660.
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 went to school there. Godmanchester, across from the Ouse, contains several farmhouses from the 16th and 17th cent. The two towns formerly were combined in the municipal borough (1961–74) and town (1974–82) of Huntingdon and Godmanchester.

Huntingdon

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Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. 1707--91, English religious leader, who founded a Calvinistic Methodist sect

Huntingdon

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a town in E central England, in Cambridgeshire: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. Pop. (with Godmanchester): 20 600 (2001))
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Friday, May 31, 7pm: Douievale ride out (leaving Huntingdon Market).
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Mike Evans, Highways England senior stakeholder manager for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, said: "The Brampton Road bridge is an important link for communities living across the A1 and A14 just south of Huntingdon and we are delighted that many turned up to mark the occasion and open the new bridge to traffic with us."
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The purchase of the company, which boasts solid reputation in its market sectors, aligns with Huntingdon's plan to expand support for pharmaceutical, crop protection and chemical, academic, government and other research entities, the buyer's CEO, Brian Cass, noted.
A quiet afternoon of action was significantly boosted by the re-arrangement of the Listed Huntingdon Racecourse/HBLB mares' bumper from the abandoned Boxing Day card.
The Tyneside lads enjoyed a hard-fought 3-2 win against Huntingdon College at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium.
FOUR animal rights activists pleaded guilty today to interfering and blackmailing companies linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences in an attempt to close the animal testing lab down.
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