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1925 Mr Mansfield at Jesus Green

Jesus Green

History of Jesus Green


16th April John Hullier was burned at stake on Jesus Green for refusing to renounce Protestant faith. He had been vicar of Babraham from 1549 until he was deprived in 1556.

Inscription in Babraham Church commemorating martyrdom of John Hullier.


‘the wife of one Lendale was hanged on Jesus Green for witchcraft’ (Bowtell, History of the Town of Cambridge)

1879 Flooding of Jesus Green

1879: Flooding of Jesus Green


Jesus Green footbridge, 1892 (MoC100/73)

World War One mobilisation on Jesus Green (Cambridgeshire Collection)

The  photo of the news-seller must have been taken in autumn 1925 after the publication of the Harold Begbie’s article in The Referee entitled “Our Foreign Dictators; Britain Enslaved.”

The new seller was called Mr Mansfield and in the background is the River Cam and Chesterton Avenue.



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