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1 Jesus Terrace

History of 1 Jesus Terrace


H Prior & Son, baker and confectioner


Ye Olde Odde Shoppe, antique dealers

1972 – 1974

Cokaygne Bookshop

Note from NP 2024:

Between 1972 and 1974, the shop at Jesus Terrace was Cokaygne Bookshop, whose proprietor was John Nicholson (1940-2021). It was an alternative bookshop that sold occult,  radical and local history publications, posters and books and was part of The Land of Cokaygne Limited, which published the local periodicals; the ‘what’s on’ weekly Cambridge Scene and Arcana (“A Magazine of Cambridge Occult Lore”). These were printed in a print shop on the adjoining building at the back. Cokaygne also hosted The Cambridge History Agency, which published a number of booklets, “Walks round vanished Cambridge” by Henry Bosanquet, also a publication that accompanied an exhibition at the Folk Museum. Other publications included plays by Dedwydd Jones and a book, “The Mysteries of King’s College Chapel” by Nigel Pennick. A catalogue was issued by Cokaygne on 1973 which shows the breadth of titles sold.


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