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Victory Day November 1918

King’s Parade

History of King's Parade

King’s Parade

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King’s Parade

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Coach incident King’s Parade 1839

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1918: Cambridge Daily News 11.11.1918

Scenes in the Streets

“Cambridge Magazine” Offices Raided

Undergraduate Rejoicings

More “undergrads” arrived and enticed the roof dwellers to descend. Cadets joined in. Suddenly an idea struck one of them. “The Cambridge Magazine,” he shouted.”To the shop!” “Yah, ” said the crowd, and rushed though into King’s Parade. At The “Cambridge Magazine’s” shop the door was shut. All was peace and quiet. After a moment’s hesitation the ringleaders of the mob charged at the door and burst their way inside, followed by the mob. Alas for the peace and quiet! Tables were overturned, books thrown about with terrific force. Smash went a window, the signal for a general onslaught. Smash went more windows. Books flew through the windows onto the road. The crowd inside danced with joy; the crowd inside destroyed everything with grim enthusiasm. All was excitement.

King’s Parade circa 1950

 

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