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This Is Our Street! - Pop-up exhibition uncovering the story of 'Sturton Town'

2:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday 23 March
2:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Mill Road Community Centre, 6 Hazell Street, CB1 2GN

The story of people living and working in the area of Petersfield formerly known as ‘Sturton Town’ from the Victorian era to today is brought to life in a pop-up exhibition and programme of talks, presenting the findings of over 5 years of research by Professor Helen Weinstein in collaboration with the local community!

See below and at for programme details to time your visit, or just drop by.

During the Cambridge Festival family weekend, Mill Road Community Centre will host an exhibition display, talks, screenings and activities, connecting the present-day community with the industrial, artisan and agricultural past.

Displays will include research material from archives and libraries, enriched by contributions from local residents, such as original documents and plans, artefacts and photos found in houses and gardens, and oral history recordings.

There will also be interactive activities for children such as making your own blue plaque or drawing who lives in your home today, to enrich the ongoing exhibition displays!

Saturday 23 March programme.

Introductory talk by Professor Helen Weinstein at 2pm about the area history and exhibition highlights, followed by local history films to watch, artefacts to see and handle, and self-guided tours.

Sunday 24 March programme.

Sit-down talks with local history researchers from 2pm, followed by cakes and conversations to continue the community sharing of records, artefacts and memories.

See the latest programme updates at:

Street Exhibitions

Public street exhibitions about the Victorian occupants of ‘Sturton Town’, viewable throughout Cambridge Festival, will expand on the display at Mill Road Community Centre. Commemorative blue plaques, census artwork created by local school children and related research material will be displayed on windows and gates along the following streets: Abbey Walk, Ainsworth Street, Gwydir Street, Hooper Street, Kingston Street, Milford Street, Rivar Place, Sleaford Street, Stone Street, Sturton Street, York Street and York Terrace.

Take a self-guided walking tour:


Explore the online archives, films and oral history recordings developed throughout the project at:

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Family Weekend, Exhibition, Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Step-free access, Accessible toilet
Image copyright: Fiona Rice

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