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December 2019

Mill Road History Walk with Cambridge Green Badge Guides

Sunday, 29 December, 2019, 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, 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, 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

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

We are sorry but this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for later in the year. This page will be updated when a new date has been fixed. 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…

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May 2020

AGM and VE Day ‘Bring an object, tell a story’

Tuesday, 12 May, 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

We are sorry but this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for later in the year. This page will be updated when a new date has been fixed. The society's Annual General Meeting plus a special event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day To mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, our AGM will take a different format this year. Instead of a formal talk, we'll be hosting a 'bring an object, tell a story'…

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June 2020

VE Day ‘Show an object, tell a story’

Tuesday, 9 June, 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

We would like to invite you to join us for a digital history event. In memory of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, we will be hosting an online "bring an object, tell a story" event. We are looking for Second World War objects with an interesting five minute (or less!) story attached. A Mill Road or Cambridge connection is welcome but not essential. How will it work? The event will be hosted on Zoom. If you have an object and…

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July 2020

Talk: Stories from Mill Road Cemetery

Tuesday, 14 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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Free

Claire Martinsen, member of the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery has a passion for local history and researching the stories within Mill Road Cemetery. She has researched and uploaded more than 250 stories on to the website www.millroadcemetery.org.uk and will share her favourite local stories with us in this talk

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August 2020

AGM and Quiz

Tuesday, 11 August, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Free

Our next online event consists of our delayed AGM, followed by a Cambridge/Mill Road themed quiz, which all are invited to attend. 7:15pm: The Zoom room is open7:30pm: AGM, a short review of the year from our chair, Lucy Walker, a look ahead, and an opportunity for anyone to ask questions.7:45pm: The quiz begins. If you want to join in on Zoom then please sign up to the mailing list at https://millroadhistory.org.uk/mailing-list/. The event will also be streamed on this page…

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