Category Archives: Cambridgeshire

Cambridge – Selwyn College

In Cambridge for the day. I left northernreader in Heffers bookshop and walked across to Selwyn College. Some of my earliest memories are of staying with Granny and Granddad – Joan and Len Hoskison  – who kept 23 Grange Road … Continue reading

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Cambridge – American Military Cemetery

We drove out of Cambridge, past my old home in Barton,  then up to Comberton, Madingley Road and the American Cemetery. Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is place which I have never visited, despite all my years living less than … Continue reading

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Chesterton, Cambridge – St Andrew

This wall played an important part in the Second World War (or at least a wall like it). I believe that my grandad, Albert Barham, was churchwarden of St Andrew’s church in Chesterton. He was a manager at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, … Continue reading

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northernvicarwalks September 2017

At the end of August I had walked 434 miles. I walked 48 miles in September. By the end of the month I have walked 482 miles. The first week was 8 miles locally and 10 miles while in Cambridge on … Continue reading

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – All Saints’

All Saints’ is in the middle of Cambridge, just across the road from Jesus College – TL 452587 – but, despite living in Cambridge for the first 20 odd years of my life, I can’t recall having visited (though I’m … Continue reading

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Robinson College, Cambridge

  On Thursday 26 January we had a Cambridge day. My wife’s book-buying odyssey started in Waterstone’s (I escaped to the café), and continued to Heffer’s. Then we had a lunch break. Julie went back to Heffer’s and I went for … Continue reading

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Melbourn, Cambridgeshire – All Saints’

We crossed the A10 and entered Melbourn. In our day the A10 was Melbourn’s high street – the bypass has made it a much nicer village. All Saints’ church is at TL382448. I can’t find a website and the Melbourn … Continue reading

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Meldreth, Cambridgeshire – Holy Trinity

We had an overnight trip to Cambridgeshire (Monday 25 January) and went to two villages that mean a lot to us. Let’s start with Meldreth and visit Holy Trinity church TL378468 for an explore. The church has a website  and there … Continue reading

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Clare College, Cambridge

Clare College, Cambridge – website – another gorgeous college, though with slightly less visitors. It also has a longer history – Trinity is a baby in comparison. Clare is the second oldest of the colleges, founded in 1326, and generously … Continue reading

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Trinity College, Cambridge

While my wife spent time in Heffer’s (a bookshop for those of you who don’t know – website) I walked across to Trinity and visited the Chapel. I have a soft spot for Trinity. I remember grandad taking me into the … Continue reading

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