Battle of Britain Day

A glorious September morning in Cambridge lifted the spirits. Spirits soared even higher on the arrival in the Market Square of a young RAF officer with a radiant smile. Davina was collecting for RAF charities on Battle of Britain day. Davina … Read more…

Because the Night

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye were browsing Paul’s book stall on Cambridge Market on Monday. They were in town to play The Corn Exchange that evening and took the chance to take in some on the city, which, they told Paul, they had thoroughly … Read more…

Cattle on the Common

6am Sunday morning. Just had to stop and take a picture. Dawn breaking over Midsummer Common, the early autumnal mists are hanging just above the ground and the shadowy figures are Red Poll Cattle. The Red Poll are owned by … Read more…

Lights, Camera, Action!

Filming of an adaptation of the William Boyd spy novel “Restless” has been taking place around the city for the past few days. Locations have included Jesus Green, Madingley Hall , St John’s College and yesterday the Market Squre where … Read more…

Snowy Farr

Today saw the mayor Shelia Stuart unveil a statue/art piece to commerate the charity fund raising of Snowy Farr. Snowy died 5 years ago but was fondly known to locals and visitors alike. I remember him parking his tricyle in Petty Cury. … Read more…

Colin Croft

One of the best things about working on Cambridge Market in the very heart of the city is that you never know whose going to be passing through. After a night and a day of rain the hint of sunshine promised a better day. … Read more…

Suicide Sunday

Traditionally a day when students would gather to survey the notice boards outside The Senate House to discover their exam results. Today that public forum has been superseded by a private message delivered to each students inbox. However, Cambridge is reluctant as always to let … Read more…

Beak First

The anual charge of the duck brigade. It’s about a 250 metre waddle from the River Cam to the Market Square but the duck’s know that this little bit of effort on their part always pays dividends…Russel and Shelley are … Read more…

60 Years on…

Rained all day, (temptation to use awful pun avoided!) but spirits were high. Brian Child was in early to hoist a special Diamond Jubilee Flag to the top of the mast above The Guildhall by the Market Square. Brian explained that the Union Jacket had … Read more…

Love*A*Fair

The traditional parade that signals the opening of The Strawberry Fair wound it’s way through the city centre this morning. Drummers, stilt walkers, dancers, dragons and a whole load of fancy dress (fairies to the fore as usual). The early morning rain abated and … Read more…