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October 2019

Festival of Ideas: Miss Jebb revisits Mill Road

Thursday, 10 October, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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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

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, 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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