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1925 Mr Mansfield at Jesus Green

Jesus Green

History of Jesus Green

1645: ‘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


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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