The Museum of Cambridge is currently digitalising a series of diaries written in the 1840s. They are by Josiah Chater, a young drapers apprentice who lived in Market Street. Following the hard work of our team of Research Volunteers, we
Earlier in the summer, the Museum of Cambridge welcomed two very special visitors for an important medal ceremony. It was not the Mayor bestowing any grand titles upon a worthy citizen of Cambridge, but it was just as noble a
Enid Porter’s love of all things to do with the Fens is well known and we are justly proud of the collection of objects you can see in our Fen room – the eel basket, the ice skates, as well
Hanging behind the reception counter at the Museum of Cambridge is the unmissable sign, R.MAYNARD ENGINEER WHITTLESFORD Who was he? Well, it was a Robert Maynard who in 1834 set up a foundry making agricultural implements on Whittlesford High Street.
Early Doors Enjoying the latest summer blockbuster? If you live in Cambridge, maybe you visit Vue, or the Picturehouse to see the newest movie release. You might even know of a few cinemas that have closed their doors over the
A photo of a horse brass sent to Capturing Cambridge a few months ago has triggered a curious investigation and a journey from football to leather briefcases and eastern mysticism, all centred on Norfolk Street! The horse brasses are on
‘Capturing Cambridge is putting local history on the map…’ Capturing Cambridge has passed the 12,000 records milestone. Gradually the project has been growing, focused on its mission to capture and record the many histories of those who lived in Cambridgeshire.
‘Thus terminated one the most brilliant scenes that has ever taken place in this or indeed any part of England’ In our long history, where did the most spectacular event take place? For the Bedford & Peterborough Gazette, it was
In 1843, at fourteen years of age, Josiah Chater moved from Saffron Walden to Cambridge to take up a draper apprenticeship. He lived on St Mary’s Street opposite Holy Trinity Church (near present-day FatFace) and began a life in Cambridge.
What does it mean to travel through time? Can one really do that, step into another time and someone elses shoes..? It’s a cold winters morning, one of my first trial shifts as a volunteer at the Museum of Cambridge,