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Three Horseshoes, Madingley

The Three Horseshoes, Madingley

History of the Three Horseshoes

The Three Horseshoes, Madingley, 1929 (photo L Cobbett)(Cambridgeshire Collection)

In ‘Memories of Madingley’, C Barlow, 1957, it is recorded how men from other villages would visit Madingley for matches. ‘Lolworth usually came over for a cricket match in the afternoon and in the evening the men of Girton visited the Inn …. the gentlemen of Madingley and Girton enjoyed their annual battles after the Inn had closed …. Sometimes there was a ‘Dancing Booth’, a large tent where one could dance all the evening for one shilling – one dance cost twopence.’ (See Vanishing Cambridge p.140)

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