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Blue plaque exhibition tour of a Victorian Cambridge neighbourhood

All day from Monday 29 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

 

Helen Weinstein of HistoryWorks presents a trail on the Streets of Sturton Town, once a well-known area linking Mill Road to East Road in Cambridge's CB1.   

To be covid safe, we'll have two introductory films, and one of the wider streets covered in blue plaques and pop-up exhibition windows about the Victorian era.

This history project shares site-specific stories for properties across the streets with some window exhibitions telling the stories of houses and their Victorian occupants in Sturton, Sleaford, Kingston, Ainsworth, Gwydir and Hooper Streets.

The main street exhibition will be on Ainsworth Street and will be illustrated with blue plaque artworks produced by pupils at St Matthew’s Primary School.

Helen Weinstein will be introducing the History of Sturton Town on film, freely available to view on the HistoryWorks vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/450904312

A short film about the blue plaque exhibition will be launched on the 29th March for the duration of the exhibition available on the HistoryWorks Vimeo Channel here: https://vimeo.com/511200214

Please make sure you follow government COVID-19 safety guidelines while enjoying this self-guided tour of the site.

This is a partnership project with Helen Weinstein as Community Historian for the IronWorks Community History Project and developing the education project for schools with support from Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Family History Society.  

To find local history materials and a supportive group online please go to:  https://www.cfhs.org.uk/

To engage with the accompanying 'Forge' Online Exhibition at IronWorks please go to the Resonance website here: http://resonance-cambridge.co.uk/forge/

 

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

More information, please go to the HistoryWorks website for Cambridge here: http://www.creatingmycambridge.com

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand
Theme: Explore
Accessibility: Transcript
Image copyright: Helen Weinstein of HistoryWorks

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