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October 2019

Festival of Ideas: Miss Jebb revisits Mill Road

Thursday, 10 October, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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Free

An entertaining evening of fact and fiction, drama and poetry as Eglantyne Jebb takes us for a walk down Mill Road, a place central to her theme and described in detail in her 1906 publication about social issues in Cambridge.

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November 2019

Talk: Changing landscapes in Romsey Town

Tuesday, 12 November, 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

John McGill talks about the history of the Magnet and Holland Motors sites - the first developed as an industrial cement works in a semi-rural landscape on the edge of the 19th century city of Cambridge, and now a new and beautiful Mosque; the second a garage re-developed as student housing. He explores the process and implications of physical and social transformation in Romsey Town, changing demographics and land values.

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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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