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January 2019

Mill Road History Walk: Mostly Romsey

Tuesday, 1 January, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Corner of Cavendish Road and Mill Road, 54XV+66 Cambridge United Kingdom + Google Map
£8 – £10

Friends of Mill Road History the Mill Road Guides, who are all qualified Green Badge guides, are running two walking tours over New Year.

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Talk: Representing Cambridge – Anne Campbell

Tuesday, 8 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

Anne Campbell, MP for Cambridge from 1992-2005, will talk about how she managed the important issues for the city.

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February 2019

Workshop: Who Lived Here?

Tuesday, 12 February, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Bath House, The Bath House, Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom
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£3

Mary Naylor will lead a beginner’s workshop about finding who lived in houses on Mill Road, where they came from and what they did. Please bring a laptop if you have one.We will be looking at ‘free to use’ websites and resources at the Cambridgeshire Archives and Cambridgeshire Collection. Booking required; this workshop is limited to 10 places. Please email admin@millroadhistory.org.uk to reserve your place.

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March 2019

Talk: Ginger Beer and Silicon Chips

Tuesday, 12 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

The curious tale of the building in Willis Road that has housed entrepreneurs, mineral water, typewriters, home computers and more.

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April 2019

Workshop: Cambridge 1888-1988 – Chronicle of an English University City

Tuesday, 2 April, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Bath House, The Bath House, Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom
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£3

Mike Petty talks about his free 4000 page Chronicle covering 100 years of Cambridge history.

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Event: Louise Jordan – The Hard Way

Tuesday, 9 April, 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

A one-woman performance of live music and theatre by acclaimed singer and songwriter Louise Jordan, charting the rise of working-class suffragette Hannah Mitchell from a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to Manchester city magistrate.

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May 2019

AGM and Talk: From Vice to Virtue: The Cambridge Female Refuge

Tuesday, 14 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

Susan Woodall talks about life inside for the women who passed through the doors of this moral reform institution. Preceded by the AGM.

Photo courtesy of the Cambridgeshire Collection.

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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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