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Tour CambridgeshireCambridgeshire (Pevsner Buildings of England S.) A full account of Cambridge begins this volume, tracing its development prior to the University and continuing with the architectural spendours that have appeared since. Cambridge's architectural highlights are numerous. From the medieval college precincts, built throughout the town and marked out by their turreted gatehouses, to Wren's Trinity Library, through the period of Victorian expansion and on to the ambitious and innovative buildings of the twentieth-century. In the county itself the most notable monument is Ely Cathedral with its unique octagonal crossing, and the Georgian river port of Wisbech is especially attractive, while Wimpole Hall exemplifies the grandeur of the major country houses. Substantial survivals of timber-framed buildings are more modest in scale but no less significant. Cambridgeshire architecture cannot fail to delight.

Cambridgeshire Walks100 Walks in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire (100 Walks S.) Each book in this series features 100 circular walks ranging from 2-12 miles. The walks have a map, points of interest, and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking. This volume covers the area from Peterborough to Cambridge and from Bedford to Luton.

Cambridgeshire Walks50 Walks in Cambridgeshire and East Midlands (50 Walks In...) Explore the beauty of Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands with this slim-line pocket-sized walking guide. Useful information includes details on local footpath signage, countryside access, walking tips, and safety guidelines. Special features include: an introductory location map indicating the starting point of every walk; a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets; places to visit along the way; refreshment information; and a "what to look for" panel featuring more specific detail of urban and industrial heritage, flora and fauna. Tour Cambridgeshire.

CambridgeshireCambridgeshire: The Country of the Fens (King's England S.) The Cambridgeshire landscape has seen many changes in the last half-century or so, though there are also areas where it has been lovingly preserved. In this anecdotal, alphabetical ramble round the historic county, Arthur Mee patiently catalogues all of the things for which Cambridgeshire is famous. The City of Cambridge itself, with its wonderful University and College architecture, Ely with its cathedral, Wisbech, March, and the many villages and hamlets which together go to make up the rich tapestry of Cambridgeshire's past. Here is a mulberry tree at Levington under which Goldsmith may have written She Stoops to Conquer; there is, perhaps, a Village College, founded to teach the young the arts and crafts of the countryside; here are the famous woad plantations of Parson Drove. At Whittlesey is a market house standing on pillars of stone. At Burwell is a black-towered windmill, and above the thatched barns of Bourne rises a smock mill of Cromwell's day. Cromwell's shadow looms large throughout, as does that of the Duke of Bedford, and his talented engineer, Vermuyden, who transformed the levels and lodes, the drains and droves, creating hundreds of acres of new, rich farmland. We meet Thomas Clarkson of Wisbech, friend of Wilberforce and founder of the Anti-Slavery Society; Tancred, Tortred and Tona, of Thorney Abbey, who sleep as canonised saints beneath the church; Old Jack Harvey of Fen Ditton, whose fiddle still hangs in the church; and Elizabeth Woodcock of Impington, who survived eight days' burial in a snowdrift in the winter of 1799. In his introduction, describing Cambridgeshire as the county of the Fens, Arthur Mee declares, 'we must think of Cambridgeshire as we think of Holland, fighting against the sea' Yet it contains 'two wonders of our English World, the marvellous cathedral of Ely and the unparalleled city of Cambridge'. The clash of distant sword-blades recalls the days of Hereward the Wake, fighting his rearguard action against marauding Danes, while Rupert Brooke at Grantchester gives us a more recent perspective. Tour Cambridgeshire.

Vanishing CambridgeshireVanishing Cambridgeshire Fascinating exploration of the people and places of Cambridgeshire a lifetime ago. Unrivalled insights into town life and country pursuits, illustrated with over 350 historic photographs and a vivid informative text. Author PR; book signings; strong publicity support in the Cambridge Evening News. In 1925 a group of Cambridge antiquarians set off on a journey into the unknown. They loaded their car with the equipment they would need, their cameras, tripods and glass-plate negatives. Their journey took them into an undiscovered landscape of ancient remains, crumbling churches and dilapidated cottages. While others explored the relics of ancient Egypt and the tomb of Tutankamum, these intrepid explorers never strayed more than a few miles from the magnificent towers of the university town of Cambridge. For this was Cambridgeshire in the interwar years. The explorers, a printer, a doctor, an anatomist and a pathologist, were members of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society and they were reviving a project that had begun at the start of the century. Their mission was to produce a photographic survey of Cambridgeshire, to record both buildings and a way of life, the vanishing landmarks of a region. Now Cambridgeshire historian Mike Petty has made a powerful selection of photographs from their pioneering survey to give this insight into a world that has disappeared forever. Here are evocative photographs of the town of Cambridge itself in the 1920s and 1930s - the market and the town centre, Trumpington Street, St John's, Bridge Street, Northampton Street and Castle End, the Holy Sepulchre, East Fields, West Fields and the river. But here also are the characteristic landscapes of rural Cambridgeshire, from ancient earthworks and Roman roads, churches and monasteries, to farms, country houses and cottages, windmills and watermills, a vanished Cambridgeshire in all its detail and variety.

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