Video: Military Town and Gown of Mill Road

We’ve now uploaded the video of Tuesday’s talk to YouTube and you can watch it at

The Cambridgeshire Regiment recruited local men from all walks of life, and many served side by side on the field of battle. John Mansfield, and George Bowes were two such men, from different walks of life but both from the Mill Road area. John, decorated for gallantry, was Elsie Palmer’s father and thus connected to David Parr House, and George was a member of the Bowes family who owned the historic publishing company and bookshop now owned by the Cambridge University Press.

On Tuesday 8 March 2022 Robin James gave this talk to the Mill Road History Society to introduce you to both men and tell you a little bit more about their interesting lives.

A reminder that you can watch recordings of most of our online talks in our channel at