|Green Street in the 1910s|
That is of course the recorded history, but while I was researching some information on the street I came across this alternative version of where the name came from and it is this alternative version I want to share with you now.
It is said that during the time of the plague it was this street that was heavily affected in Cambridge, and it was decided that because of this the houses on both sides of the street had to be boarded up to contain it.
When the boards were finally taken down grass had grown thick and long behind them all, and it was from this day that the street was called Green Street.
This is a truly wonderful tale and I had to share it with you all after I read it. It is amazing how it has stayed alive for so long and been passed through the generations. .