UK news Five bits of Cambridge's history you probably walk right past last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- Some of the city's rich histories are impossible to miss, but there are others you may have walked past thousands of times
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Whether you're walking through Peterborough, Cambridge, Ely or pretty much anywhere else in Cambridgeshire, you're surrounded by history: old churches, ancient university buildings and cathedrals. We're lucky to live in such a storied part of the world, where all it takes to feel culturally enriched and part of something bigger is to step out of your own front door. But what about the histories that sometimes get lost behind the grandeur of time's more imposing relics? We wanted to pay homage to the Cambridge histories hiding in plain sight. Hobson's conduit Hobson's Conduit in Trumpington Street, 1993 This centuries-old conduit was built between 1610-1614 by Thomas Hobson, an English carrier best known for being the origin of the expression 'Hobson's choice' (taking what's available or nothing at all). It brought fresh water into the city of Cambridge from springs at Nine wells, running overground until the botanic gardens. It ends at Silver Street. Someone on TripAdvisor described the waterway as "something that needs attention as tourists simply don't realise it's there. It is worth seeing. I often walk past and stop to take a look." An air-raid shelter The air raid shelter on Cambridge's Davy Road According to tracesofwar.com, this concrete edifice was used as an air-raid shelter during World War II, protecting members of the Cambridge community during German air-strikes and bombardments. Sadly, the entrance is now blocked off. Strange paving stone on King's Parade You'd be forgiven if when walking down the iconic King's Parade you gazed at the chapel and college after which it was named. But if you look down at your feet you might see a little piece of more recent history there.
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The slab often raises eyebrows as people pass by
A catalogue about artists published three years after its installation said: "Three years ago, he used his technical prowess as a carver to incise a stone slab with the words ‘High Maintenance Life.’ Although he lodged it in a pavement at the centre of Cambridge, nobody objected or tried to stop him." Altenburger said: "They thought I was a council official, and my slab has been there ever since. I just wanted to question how things progress, to take a step back and look at the system as a whole." You can read more about it here. The oldest building in Cambridge, which is around 1,000 years old
It's believed the church's tower dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period just before the Norman conquest
Everywhere in Cambridge feels pretty ancient, but you might not have realised that St Bene't's Church on Bene't Street near the Eagle pub is the single oldest building in the entire city. It's also the oldest church in the whole county. It's believed the Anglo-Saxon church's tower was built between 1,000-1,050 and ever since has presided over the city (which at the time of its building was called Grantabrycge). The former flat of Professor Stephen Hawking The late great theoretical physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking used to live in this Cambridge flat with his second wife Elaine Mason between 1990 and 2000. When the couple moved into the Newnham-area block they were the first to ever live in the home in Pinehurst South, when it was built in 1990.
The property in Cambridge is where Stephen Hawking lived with his second wife Elaine Mason between 1990 and 2000.
Just 20 minutes from the back of Gonville and Caius College, where Prof Hawking was a fellow, the ground floor flat had been specially modified for the academic, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963. The physicist added a brass plate to the bottom of the front door to prevent knocks and scrapes from his wheelchair and Hawking’s requested oak flooring in the dining room is still in place.
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