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Russell Street in 1964 (Cambridge Evening news)

Russell Street

History of Russell Street


Enid Porter notes in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore p.8, that ‘rough music’ was played outside a house in Russell street because of the known infidelity of one of the occupants.

20/2/1963 Plans for the New Town area will retain the strong community spirit with different blocks of flats and houses centred on a ‘village green’. There will be a church, local shops, public house, old people’s flatlets, a children’s playing space and hall, an Inquiry heard. However 87 properties in Russell Street & Coronation Street not fit for human habitation would be compulsorily purchased and 27 others redeveloped. The roofs are in bad shape, the brickwork and chimneys perished and all have outside toilets. It could be rebuilt in stages to minimise disruption. But some residents objected. (Cambridge News)


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