Ironworks: Step Back in Time with Helen Weinstein at the Cambridge Collection

Date(s) - 9 November 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

What: Drop in to explore historical sources about your home, your street, your area

When: Saturday 9th November 10.30am to 4.30pm

Where: Cambridgeshire Collection in Central Library above Grand Arcade

‘Step Back in Time’ at Cambridgeshire Collection, located on top floor of Cambridge Central Library, Lion’s Yard, CB2, 3QD

Ever wanted to see the original Cambridge maps, photos, newspaper stories depicting our streets in previous eras?

Join Helen Weinstein, the Community Historian, to look at fascinating sources – pictorial and written – about the area surrounding the IronWorks running from Mill Road over to East Road and Coldham’s Lane – including adverts from the Eagle Foundry Ironworks, extraordinary photos of the Depot workers, a map of old alehouses, photos of local pubs in wartime, and clippings about the milk dairy & bottling factory, and our local hero, the famous cricketer of Rivar Place, Jack Hobbs.

For those who have never visited the Cambridgeshire Collection before, Helen Weinstein will be there to show you the photos and trade directories for our homes and business properties, maps showing Petersfield streets and how they’ve developed since Victorian times, plus newspaper clipping files with the press stories of more recent times from the 1960s to now!

Please drop in anytime 10.30am/4.30pm to the top floor of the library (lifts inside for wheelchairs and pushchairs). This event is suitable for all ages who are interested in local history.

This event is organized with support from staff at the Cambridgeshire Collection, open on weekdays 9.30am/5pm, and free to use. So if you miss this special Saturday on 9th November, please do go and explore on your own another time.

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