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This Is Our Street! - Street exhibitions telling the story of Petersfield

9:00am-7:00pm daily from Thursday 14 March until Thursday 28 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).

Outdoors, On windows and gates on participating streets in Petersfield, Cambridge, CB1

Professor Helen Weinstein, historian and Director of Historyworks, has been working with the local community and organisations during the past 5 years to research, capture and share the story of the Petersfield area between Mill Road and the railway, which was known in the Victorian era as ‘Sturton Town’.

This work will be celebrated and brought to life with public street exhibitions and commemorated in blue plaques that will be exhibited throughout the Cambridge Festival 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.

The displays, telling the stories of the former working-class occupants, will include: commemorative blue plaques; artworks, based on census information from 1891 of Victorian homes and former shops, and contributed by pupils and teachers working with Helen at St Matthew’s Primary School, St Philip’s C of E Primary School and St Paul’s C of E Primary School; and related research materials.

Take a self-guided tour of the exhibitions.

Book a place on the Gwydir Street history walking tour with Helen at 6pm on Wednesday 27 March.

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

The street exhibitions will accompany a display and programme of events at Mill Road Community Centre during the Cambridge Festival family weekend to celebrate the culmination of This Is Our Street! and the blue plaque projects led by Historyworks and Gwydir Street Friends in collaboration with local resident groups, schools, businesses and organisations supporting this local history research, namely Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society, the Cambridgeshire Collection at Cambridge Central Library, the Cambridgeshire Archives, Capturing Cambridge at the Museum of Cambridge, Mill Road Cemetery and the Mill Road History Society.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Exhibition, Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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