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For centuries, builders and homeowners secreted spiritual middens, such as shoes, bones and witch bottles, in the walls, fireplaces and under the floors in order to protect their property, their kin and themselves from the forces of witchcraft. Using some rarely displayed objects from our own collection, we are exploring the customs and traditions that guarded Cambridgeshire homes against evil intent.Find out more »
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The violence arising from the witch mania that consumed the country is well known, but the steps taken by individuals to protect their homes, their kin and themselves are often overlooked. There was so much that could be done to stop a witch from causing harm and all that was needed was a single, worn shoe…Find out more »
If your curiosity is piqued by the extraordinary, then we have quite a tale to tell you.
Come visit and discover more about the remarkable Elizabeth Woodcock, a resident of the village of Impington who survived for nearly eight days in a cave of snow after a fall from her horse on a tempestuous evening in February 1799Find out more »
No one can doubt the impact that the University of Cambridge has had on so many facets of our city and our lives, but few people realise that this includes many sports and games. Even fewer know of the influential role played by the town as well as the gownFind out more »