Cambridge in old picture postcards

Cambridge in old picture postcards

:   Michael Rouse
:   Cambridgeshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-2960-2
:   144
:   EUR 16.95 Including VAT *

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Fragments from the book 'Cambridge in old picture postcards'

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119. Despite the comments of the two Great Eastern Railway employees on the former card, Stanley Buckmaster was back in the city sooner than anyone could have anticipated. The Liberals were returned nationally but with a reduced majority and by December the same year there was another general election. Cambridge writer Jack Overhill remembers as an eight-year-old chanting: 'Vote vote vote for Buckmaster, Turn old Paget out of town, For Bucky is the man, And we'll have him ifwe can, Ifwe only put our shoulder to the wheel.' The result, however, was unchanged. Paget defeated Buckmaster by 343 votes, a slightly larger margin than Buckmaster's original 1906 majority, so this time Stanley Buckmaster did leave Cambridge.

120. Two typical Cam bridge police constables have little difficulty in controlling the crowd awaiting the Proclamation of King George V at Shire Hall on 10th May 1910.

121. The Cam bridge Salvation Army Band photographed at tea in July 1912. Cambridgeshire has always had a strong banding tradition and in modern times the Cambridge Co-op band is establishing a formidable reputation in national contests. The photograph is by the wen known Cambridge and Ely firm of Starr and Rignall.

122. Roller skating or 'rinking' was a popular Edwardian pastime. The Cambridge Roller Skaters were described as 'a vigorous society'. The message on the card posted 19th January 1910 reads: 'Here is a picture of the new Cambridge rink.' This was almost certain1y the Rendezvous in Magrath Avenue which was opened around this time, although there were other rinks. In 1919 the Rendezvous became the Rendezvous Cinema but was destroyed by fire in 1931. It was rebuilt the next year and became The Rex Cinema in 1938, which closed in 1972. The building was demolished in 1979.

123. Gonville Rovers Football Club photographed in 1907 when they were competitors in the Cam bridge Thursday League. Thursday was half day closing in Cam bridge, so a Thursday football league gave young shop assistants the chance of a competitive game of football. The Thursday League began in September 1903 with many of the games being played on Parker's Piece. The fust clubs in the league were Beehives, C.E.Y.M.S., Fitzroy Early Closers, Harston Nomads, Lilleys, Linton Granta, Old Perseans and Post Office.

124. 'The last of the wooden spoons (one of 3) Cam bridge 1909' is pencilled on the back of this card. C.L. Holthouse of John's carries the huge spoon. According to Enid Porter in 'Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore': From about the year 1824 until 1909 it was the custom to give to the man whose name appeared last on the list of Junior Op times a large wooden spoon, bearing his name and the arms of his College, which was lowered by cords from the Senate House gallery as he knelt before the Vice-C

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