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June 2019

Music: Na-Mara – The Story of the Basque Children

Tuesday, 18 June, 7:30 pm10:00 pm
St Barnabas Centre, Old School Hall, St. Barnabas Church, Mill Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2BD United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

In May 1937, a month after the bombing of Guernica, 4,000 young children were evacuated from Bilbao to Southampton aboard the SS Habana. Through words and music, Rob Garcia (the son of a niño) and Paul McNamara will tell their story

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July 2019

Talk: Swimming in Cambridge

Tuesday, 9 July, 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

Join Mill Road History society for a gentle glide through the story of swimming and bathing in Cambridge – from river races to skinny-dipping poets. Doors open at 7pm, the talk starts at 7:30pm. Tea and biscuits served afterwards, fully accessible venue, all welcome.

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Who lived in your house or shop 100 years ago?

Sunday, 21 July, 11:00 am4:00 pm
Cantab Millennium, 95 Mill Road
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Drop in, to look up who lived in your property 100 or more years ago

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September 2019

Talk: Archaeology found by the public

Tuesday, 10 September, 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

Dr Helen Geake, well known for being part of Channel 4’s Time Team, will explain how the Treasure Act and the Portable Antiquities Scheme have revolutionised our views of the past. Thirty years ago, if you found something - even an important archaeological object - there was no systematic recording system. Today archaeological finds made by members of the public are properly recorded and ‘treasures’ are saved for the nation. Helen gained her PhD at York looking at how what…

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Open Cambridge: Three Tours

Saturday, 14 September, 10:15 am12:30 pm
Free

Tours along Mill Road, running concurrently and ending at The Bath House for refreshments and exhibition. Each tour lasts one hour. 1: Beyond Reality Checkpoint: From the Swimming Pool to the Railway Bridge 2: Discover Romsey 3: Discover Mill Road Cemetery These tours are now fully booked

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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: Under the Bridge – What was happening behind the hoardings?

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

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the scheduled talk "Changing landscapes in Romsey Town", we hope to reschedule it for later next year. In place of that we have something a little different... Come and found out what was actually going on at Mill Road Bridge this summer! Mill Road History Society is delighted that Richard Watson of the Spencer Group is coming to talk to us at Ross St Community Centre on November 12th at 7.0…

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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

Saturday 7 December (day of Mill Road Winter Fair), 8.50am for a 9am start, meet at the Romsey R on Cavendish Road. Tickets are £8 in advance from millroadguide@gmail.com or £10 on the day.

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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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Join Mill Road History and special guests in the St Barnabas Centre (behind the church, near the food vans) for the Mill Road Winter Fair. We have a programme of short talks between 12 and 3:30pm as well as: - exhibition of old photographs and maps- children's activities, historical jigsaws- refreshments- books and postcards for sale We will be bringing our collection of street directories and maps, why not try a little research on who lived in your house in…

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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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£5.80

An evening of music, songs and stories featuring musicians from the Cambridge Folk Club and other entertainers. Advance booking essential, please book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mrhs-victorian-parlour-evening-tickets-78002980013

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