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December 2019

Mill Road History Walk with Cambridge Green Badge Guides

Saturday, 7 December, 9:00 am10:30 am
Corner of Cavendish Road and Mill Road, 54XV+66 Cambridge United Kingdom + Google Map
£8 – £10

Saturday 7 December (day of Mill Road Winter Fair), 8.50am for a 9am start, meet at the Romsey R on Cavendish Road.

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Mill Road History at Mill Road Winter Fair

Saturday, 7 December, 11:00 am3:30 pm
St Barnabas Centre, Old School Hall, St. Barnabas Church, Mill Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2BD United Kingdom
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Free

Talks, exhibitions of old photographs and maps, activities and refreshments. Use our street directories and databases to find out who lived in your house in the past.

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A Christmas Victorian Parlour Evening

Tuesday, 10 December, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
The Bath House, The Bath House, Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom
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£5

An evening of music, songs and stories featuring musicians from the Cambridge Folk Club and other entertainers. Advance booking essential via www.millroadhistory.org.uk

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Mill Road History Walk with Cambridge Green Badge Guides

Sunday, 29 December, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Corner of Mortimer Road and Mill Road, 642J+QV Cambridge United Kingdom + Google Map
£8 – £10

10.50am for 11am start, meet at the Mill Road end of Mortimer Rd.

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January 2020

Mill Road History Walk with Cambridge Green Badge Guides

Wednesday, 1 January, 2020, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Corner of Mortimer Road and Mill Road, 642J+QV Cambridge United Kingdom + Google Map
£8 – £10

10.50am for 11am start, meet at the Mill Road end of Mortimer Rd.

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Talk: Mackays – The History of a Local Store

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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£3

Shop front 1920, courtesy of Duncan Mackay Duncan Mackay describes exciting projects and turbulent times for one of Cambridge’s favourite family businesses. The story starts in Scotland, via East Road, Cambridge and a deal with wheelwright firm Alsop & Sons in 1912, and reaches as far as Los Angeles. The firm has been involved in several major 20th century developments, including the early radio telescopes, all whilst continuing to supply its local market.

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February 2020

Talk: Courtship and Engagement in Victorian England

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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£3

Maggie Kalenak will talk about love, courtship and engagement in nineteenth century England, considering sources such as love letters, diaries, etiquette manuals, periodicals, novels and the stories of individual couples. For middle-class Victorians finding a spouse was a highly ritualised and high-stakes process.

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March 2020

Talk: Town vs. gown – Social divides in Cambridgeshire antiquarian life

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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£3

Mariel Rodriguez explores how the 1830s national revival of interest in antiquarianism and archaeology was initially dominated by the University in Cambridge, until residents like Frederick Leach and C. H. Evelyn White created their own advocacy spaces. By the 20th century the non-university antiquarian society was at the forefront of national preservation debates.

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April 2020

Workshop: Who Lived Here?

Tuesday, 14 April, 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Bath House, The Bath House, Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom
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£3

Mary Naylor leads another beginners workshop to find out who lived in houses in the past, where they came from and what they did. Mill Road will be the focus this evening, but the sources can be applied to your street. Bring a laptop if you have one. We will look at ‘free to use’ websites, street directories, and resources held at the Cambridgeshire Archives and Cambridgeshire Collection. 10 places; booking required.

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May 2020

AGM and a special event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Tuesday, 12 May, 2020, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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£3

The society's Annual General Meeting plus a special event, more info to come.

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