Date(s) - 28 March 2021
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Join us to learn how to research the history of your house as part of the Cambridge Festival with Ironworks community historian Helen Weinstein. The zoom talk will be followed by Q&A  hosted by Lucy Walker, Chair of Trustees, Museum of Cambridge.

This free talk will showcases sources from Sturton Town in Cambridge and tell stories of working-class residents from the Victorian Era onwards.

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In this illustrated talk Helen will be introducing a wide range of examples from the Sturton Town area just off Mill Road in Cambridge, linking the stories of resident occupations from the Victorian era onwards to  objects in the Museum of Cambridge.

Participants will be shown how to find out about properties and the environment of Victorian Cambridge using well known sources like the 1891 census and the trade directories, sharing examples of the range of stories in newspaper and photography archives at the Cambridgeshire Collection.  Maps and manuscript sources from the Cambridgeshire Archives will reveal fascinating stories about allotments, commons, parks, public health, sanitation, pubs, brewery licensing, workhouse and charitable committees to illuminate the hidden histories of individual Victorian streets and their residents.

Q&A The talk will be hosted by Lucy Walker, Chair of Trustees at the Museum of Cambridge. Helen and Lucy invite you to ask questions in response to the talk and to share photos or objects or paperwork you’ve found associated with your own house history.


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