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Camp on Midsummer Common 1914-18

Midsummer Common

History of Midsummer Common

There is a Wikipedia article about Midsummer Common:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer_Common

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The Cambridge Mammoth Show was held for the first time on Midsummer Common on August Bank Holiday 1904. In 1905 an attendance of 25,000 was reported; 1906 saw around 30,000. In 1906 there was a horticultural show, dog show, exhibitions of poultry, cats and mice, an athletics meeting as well as sideshows.

However, the event caused some controversy when the financial deficit was revealed the following year.

Cambridge Mammoth Fair post card from 1907

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Midsummer Fair circa 1910

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1914-18

The Common was used as a military camp

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