Cambridge Local History Topics with Laminates

  • Abbey

    Cambridge is growing! The number of people living in the city is already 123,000, with nearly 30,000 more expected by 2020. People need homes and ...

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  • Barnwell Priory

    Barnwell Priory was founded in 1092 and is the Abbey for which Abbey ward is named! It hosted numerous medieval kings and even a Parliament. ...

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  • Botanic Garden

    The original Cambridge University Botanic Garden was started in 1760 on the site of a former Augustinian Friary, but was displaced by the building of ...

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  • Burning Bodies in Tudor Times

    In Tudor times, religion was a matter of life and death. Martin Bucer was a celebrated Protestant theologian. While the Protestant boy-king Edward VI ruled England, ...

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  • Cambridge Brick & Tile Works

    There were kilns with very tall chimneys, used to make bricks and tiles in the 1800s and 1900s. They were located in buildings stretching across ...

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  • Cambridge Coat of Arms

    If you look up in Cambridge you can spot the Coat of Arms on bridges, signs, and above the door of the Guildhall. The Coat ...

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  • Cambridge Gas Works

    Prior to the mid-1820s there were no streetlights in Cambridge so gas pioneer, John Grafton was employed by the Cambridge Improvement Commissioners to light the ...

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  • Cambridge United Football History & Abbey Stadium

    The team was established in 1912 and initially named “Abbey United”, after the Abbey area where it was set up. The team settled in the ...

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  • Charles Darwin's Stuffed Monkey

    Charles Darwin was a scientist who studied in Cambridge. He was supposed to train as a vicar, but he found beetle collecting much more interesting, ...

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  • Coldham’s Common

    Coldham’s Common is one of twelve commons in Cambridge.  In the Middle Ages the area of Abbey was rural with farms and the work done ...

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  • Coprolite Mining

    The industry began in the mid 19th century, when shortage of food after the Napoleonic Wars caused an influx in demand for fertilizers. The coprolite ...

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  • Cromwell's Head & the King's Head

    In the 1640s there was a civil war in England between King and Parliament, and this put Cambridge in turmoil.  The University was largely royalist ...

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  • Datum Point & Cambridge Milestones

    What many people don’t know is that Great St Mary’s is the official centre of Cambridge and has been so since 1725. Nationally, maps were ...

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  • Eglantyne Jebb

    Eglantyne Jebb was an educator and economist, a philanthropist and social activist, a political campaigner for women’s rights and children’s rights and refugees' rights in ...

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  • Electronic and Chip Industries

    Electronic and Chip industries have represented an important sector in the development of Cambridge for more than a century. In the late 1800s William George ...

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  • Equiano

    Cambridge was once home to two of the most prominent campaigners against the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797), who was an African, campaigned alongside ...

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  • Flying Reptiles and Dinosaur Poo found in ‘Cambridge Greensand’

    Back in the mid 19th Century coprolite mining took place on Coldham’s Common, it was discovered that flying reptiles used to live around Coldham’s Common ...

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  • Great Market Fire of 1849

    The Cambridge Marketplace is what it is today as a result of the Great Fire. This took place on the night of Saturday 15th September ...

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  • Great St. Mary's Church

    Great St. Mary’s foundations were thought to have been laid around 1010 and it was first recorded in legal documents in 1205, when it was ...

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  • Gwen Raverat- Artist and Wood Engraver

    Gwen Raverat is one of the most important British wood engravers, and the artist who brought this form of printmaking technique into the 20th century. ...

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  • Hobson's Fountain of 1614

    In the middle ages, Cambridge was a very smelly place. The college’s toilets emptied into the river, and the dirty water spread diseases. To help ...

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  • Jewish Synagogue at the Guildhall

    Did you know that the area close to the Guildhall and Market Place used to be called 'the Jewry' in the 12th and 13th Centuries?  The ...

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  • King's College Chapel

    King’s College Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings in Cambridge and took over half a century to build! King’s College and its chapel ...

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  • Leper Chapel

    The chapel acted as a leper hospital during the Middle Ages, earning income from the annual Stourbridge Fair, which they were allowed by a grant ...

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  • Magdalene Bridge

    During Roman times, the River Cam was fully navigable from the Wash as far as Cambridge and was the northernmost point where transport from East ...

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  • Marshall Company

    Marshall of Cambridge was established in 1909 by David Gregory Marshall as a car vehicle business, specialising as a chauffeur drive company. It was located ...

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  • Newton’s Apple Tree

    On a warm evening in 1666, just after dinner, the soon to be famous Issaac Newton sat down beneath this tree outside of Trinity to ...

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  • Parker’s Piece

    Parker's Piece is one of Cambridge's most famous open spaces. Originally part of Trinity College, it was acquired by the town of Cambridge in 1613 ...

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  • Queens & Kings at Great St Mary's

    In the summer of 1564, Queen Elizabeth I came to Cambridge, her only visit to the university city throughout her long reign. The students and professors of ...

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  • Riverside: The Cambridge Museum of Technology

    As the population of Cambridge surged with businesses and housing, plus the University growing, there was a problem with sewage and smells in the River ...

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  • Rosalind Franklin: Discovery of DNA

    Ever since she was a child, Rosalind had a very logical and determined mind. She hated dolls and any game that would involve pretending. She ...

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  • Stourbridge Fair

    From humble beginnings in 1211, Stourbridge Fair became a vital feature of Cambridge life for the next 700 years. It was the largest medieval fair ...

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  • The Bells & Chimes of Great St Mary's

    There have been bells at Great St Mary’s from at least 1303 and they rang to call everyone to Church services; to open the town ...

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  • The Coronation Festival on Parker’s Piece

    On the 28th of June, 1838, the Municipality of Cambridge organised something that truly went down to history; one of the largest banquets ever prepared, ...

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  • The Iron Works

    The Headly family was one of the major iron-founding families in Cambridge, and was casting iron in the town longer than anyone else. The Headly ...

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  • The Lions at the Fitzwilliam Museum- Celebrating 200 Years

    Since the very early years of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s existence four stone lions have been positioned outside the museum, two at the north steps and ...

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  • Tower of Great St Mary's

    The first mention of Great St Mary’s in the records is 1205 when it was known as “St Mary-by-the-market’. When the first teachers and students ...

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  • Town Meets Gown at Great St Mary's

    Nowadays, Cambridge people mix well with those who come to the city’s world famous University. Things haven’t always been this way, though. When the University ...

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  • Unsung Women 1897

    Although you will see many women celebrating their graduations alongside their male classmates nowadays, this wasn’t always the case. Women’s colleges were founded in the ...

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