Imperial War Museum at Duxford.
See my aviation report of the air show here: Duxford's Flying Legends 2017.
We stayed in Newmarket as hotel accommodation here in Cambridge was too expensive. Also the car was a burden.
I had planned to visit Cambridge for at least 2 days, but we found it too crowded and were quickly frustrated by the place.
There are a few historic places I now ignored, so I hope to return here some day, perhaps avoid the high season.
The Cambridge Grand Arcade is a huge mall, but has no appeal to me whatsoever. The carpark was next door.
We found ourselves in 'Open House' days of the Cambridge Universities. Love to explore these places! Quiet too!
This is Christ's College
Cambridge (on St Andrew's St.), which splits into Sidney Street (link with the Granchester
series, the vicar) and Hobson Street (link with Inspector Lewis series, the pathologist).
|Christ's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
The college includes the Master, the Fellows of the College, and about 450 undergraduate and 170 graduate students.
The college was founded by William Byngham in 1437 as God's House. In 1505, the college was granted a new royal charter, was given a substantial endowment by Lady Margaret Beaufort, and changed its name to Christ's College, becoming the 12th of the Cambridge colleges to be founded in its current form.
The college is renowned for educating some of Cambridge's most famous alumni, including Charles Darwin and John Milton. -Wikipedia
The college is renowned for educating some of Cambridge's most famous alumni, including Charles Darwin and John Milton.
Cambridge Market, on Market Hill in the center of town. This fountain sits in the dead center of Market Square.
In the 19th century, in common with many other English towns, Cambridge expanded rapidly, due in part to increased life expectancy and improved agricultural production leading to increased trade in town markets.
The Inclosure Acts of 1801 and 1807 enabled the town to expand over surrounding open fields and in 1912 and again in 1935 its boundaries were extended to include Chesterton, Cherry Hinton, Fen Ditton, Trumpington, and Grantchester.
I had planned to visit 3 bookstores in Cambridge. The 1st one was the Cambridge University Press Bookshop.
There is an excellent selection of books here but all published by the Uni Press and linked with the Uni's reading.
I have to try again here some day, with an open mind on subjects.
Heffer's Bookshop on Trinity Street came recommended and they did have an imposing selection. But I could not find
single title without help of the staff. I found the subjects & sections confusing and the split levels did not help either.
A good place for lunch or tea break is the church converted to restaurant, the Michaelhouse Centre.
Gonville and Gaus College
|Gonville & Caius College (often referred to simply as 'Caius') is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
The college has been attended by many students who have gone on to significant accomplishment, including 14 Nobel Prize winners, the second-most of any Oxbridge college (after Trinity College, Cambridge)!
The college is the fourth-oldest college at the University of Cambridge and one of the wealthiest.
The college was first founded, as Gonville Hall, by Edmund Gonville, Rector of Terrington St Clement in Norfolk in 1348, making it the fourth-oldest surviving college.
By the 16th century, the college had fallen into disrepair, and in 1557 it was refounded by Royal Charter as Gonville & Caius College by the physician John Caius.
John Caius was master of the college from 1559 until shortly before his death in 1573. He provided the college with significant funds and greatly extended the buildings.
The college first admitted women as fellows and students in 1979. It now has over 110 Fellows, over 700 students and about 200 staff.
Some street images recorded in Cambridge
Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.
Marie de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke (1303-1377) founded Pembroke College, Cambridge. On Christmas Eve 1347, Edward III granted Marie de St Pol, widow of the Earl of Pembroke, the licence for the foundation of a new educational establishment in the young university at Cambridge.
The Hall of Valence Mary ('Custos & Scolares Aule Valence Marie in Cantebrigg'), as it was originally known, was thus founded to house a body of students and fellows
Pembroke is home to the first chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of the 6 Cambridge colleges to have educated a British prime minister, in Pembroke's case William Pitt the Younger.
The college library, with a Victorian neo-gothic clock tower, is endowed with an original copy of the first encyclopaedia to contain printed diagrams!
Physically, it is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding,
as well as extensive gardens.
In 2015, the college received a bequest of £34 million from the estate of American inventor and Pembroke alumnus Ray Dolby, thought to be the largest single donation to a college in the history of Cambridge University.
David's Bookshop was the 3rd bookship on my planning for a visit. It was to be the 3rd disappointment.
First, it was very hard to find and people we asked had no clue for the name nor for St.Edward's Passage. I could not go by Google Maps on my phone.
There were no obvious sections in the bookstore. The 'No Photography' sign pissed me off too. With the warm weather the shop felt claustrophobic and I was out on the street again in less than 3 minutes.
The shop has an intereseting history though:
'Established in 1896 by Gustave David, G.DAVID (David's Bookshop) has traded in St. Edward's Passage, Cambridge
through 3 centuries. Still an independent bookshop, there has been a member of the founder's family involved ever since.
deals in Antiquarian, Second-hand & 'Reduced Price' books, maps, prints & engravings in many subjects.'