Friday, 30 August 2013

Cambridge Fact File: King Street and The Wall


King Street was originally called Wall Lane because it is said Sidney Sussex College and Christ's College had their boundaries on the street.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

More Cambridge on Film

Below is a collection of links from the East Anglian Film Archive which are about, or feature Cambridge.


Milton Road Infant School - 1935

Running Time : 16:33

A typical school day at Milton Road Infant School.

An Eye to the Future - 1952

Running Time : 11:47

A promotional film for Pye Ltd, Cambridge

The Questioning City - Mid 1950s

Running Time : 20;16

A promotional film, focusing on University life and Cambridge's tradition of enquiry. 

Scott Polar Research Institute - 1961

Running Time : 8:34

Anglia Television report on the history and the role of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Look East : Goodies - 1978

Running Time : 4:15

BBC Look East interview with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden in Cambridge.

Footlights: Footlights Review - 1978

Running Time : 2:59

Filmed inserts for a BBC production featuring the Cambridge Footlights.

Omnibus: Cambridge May Ball - 1960

Running Time : 0:39

Anglia Television footage of Cambridge students enjoying the end of year university ball.

Look East : Preparations for Student Rag Bed Race - 1970

Running Time : 4:04

BBC East reports on preparations for the Cambridge student rag bed race.

University Fair - 1960

Running Time : 5:19

Anglia Television News interview at Cambridge University Fair.

The Goodies on Stage at The Arts Theatre - 1978

Running Time : 4:21

Anglia Television report with two members of The Goodies.

The Pace - Setters : Clive Sinclair - 1981

Running Time : 28:50

Profile of British entrepreneur and inventor, Sir Clive Sinclair.

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Cambridge Fact File: The First Cobbled Street in Cambridge


The first street to have cobbles in Cambridge was Petty Cury and this new look was unveiled on the evening of 25th October 1788.

The street as since seen many changes and redevelopment.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Who Remembers Cambridge Cable ?

Cambridge Cable LTD was formed in 1988, by three businessmen from Cambridge, as a cable television and communication company. The company was granted the cable television franchise for Cambridge and the surrounding areas in June 1989, and in July 1990 it was awarded a public telecommunications service licence to distribute television channels by its cable network. Cambridge Cable's inaugural service began in July 1991 with the telephone service being launched in September 1992.

In the years that followed Cambridge Cable gained backing from the Comcast Corporation, a major cable network which operates in the United States and Singapore Telecom.

The company later managed to obtain Stort Valley Cable LTD and was awarded the franchise for Harlow, Bishop Stortford and Sawbridgeworth in November 1992. They provided the service under the name Anglia Cable Communications.

During 1993 the company expanded with services by their East Coast Cable franchise covering Colchester to later be followed by Ipswich and Felixstowe.

In 1999, the Cambridge Cable Group, which it was now known and had operating franchises under the names Cambridge Cable, Anglia Cable, East Coast Cable and Southern East Anglia Cable became part of NTL Incorporated. The company is now part of Virgin Media.