Huntingdon


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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

1
Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. 1707--91, English religious leader, who founded a Calvinistic Methodist sect

Huntingdon

2
a town in E central England, in Cambridgeshire: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. Pop. (with Godmanchester): 20 600 (2001))
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Huntingdon really is a course where all the staff put themselves out and go the extra mile.
Granges AB (STO:GRNG), a supplier of rolled aluminium products for heat exchanger applications and other niche markets, announced on Friday an investment of USD110m to expand its aluminium rolling operation in Huntingdon, Tennessee to meet growing demand for light gauge foil, automotive heat exchanger materials, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications.
Home Instead is a care company that specialises in care in Huntingdon, providing home care for senior individuals and redressing the life imbalance that many families suffer.
2 May 2014 - UK contract research services provider Huntingdon Life Sciences said it had taken over US sector player Harlan Laboratories Inc for an undisclosed sum, establishing an entity with nearly USD500m (EUR360.
HARRY FRY is eyeing Aintree glory this spring for Bitofapuzzle following her latest success at Huntingdon yesterday.
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.
My business associate down there, and partner, was approached by a so-called financial adviser who wanted to set up retirement accounts for the two of us," Huntingdon says.
Thomas Harris, 24, and Nicola Tapping, 26, both of Gosport, Hampshire; and Sarah Whitehead, 51, of Littlehampton, West Sussex, are all charged with conspiracy to blackmail Huntingdon Life Sciences based in Cambridgeshire.
uk Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle at Huntingdon.
Their terrorist comrades-in- arms have been at it again, this time targeting Leapfrog Day Nurseries, forcing them to stop issuing child care vouchers for parents employed by Huntingdon Life Sciences, the leading animal testing company.