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Annual Appeal: ‘Josiah Chater and Victorian Cambridge’ with Honor Ridout

28 September 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for a very special talk with Honor Ridout to launch our latest Annual Appeal.

‘Josiah Chater and Victorian Cambridge’

Keeping a diary for nearly 40 years was an achievement that has provided us with a wonderful picture of the life of Victorian Cambridge. As Josiah Chater progressed from apprentice to businessman, he was also engaged in other Cambridge enterprises, while supporting his growing family. And how do we know about it? Because a heroine of Cambridge history, Enid Porter, curator of this museum for 28 years, delved through the many volumes of the diary to bring us a lively distillation, supplemented with her own meticulous research. This evening presents these two remarkable characters.

All of your donations towards this event will support our latest Annual Appeal – more details can be found here, on our website. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity!

Booking is via eventbrite.

If you have any accessibility requirements for this event, please don’t hesitate to email us at enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk. or call 01223 355159 and ask for Annie.

There will be photography at this event – if you’d like to opt out of photography, just add a note to your booking and let us know on the night.

Annual Appeal: Saving Our Stories

Behind every single object in our Museum are a whole host of fascinating stories; the story of the person who made it, the person who used it – or even the person who found it in a basement and gave it to the Museum.

Collections care and conservation is a complex and costly business, requiring specialist equipment, training, extensive staff and volunteer time, and substantial storage space – not to mention extremely high utility bills.

So today, we’re asking you for your help. Please help us keep our collections safe so that the unique stories each object tells can be handed down to future generations.

You can find out more about our appeal by heading to the Support Us tab on the website.

Annual Appeal: ‘Josiah Chater and Victorian Cambridge’ with Honor Ridout


28 September 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Museum of Cambridge
01223 355159


Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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