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Junction opening. John Peel with Dez Glennon (Junction employee) and Eric Orme from the City Council..Credit: Pete Edwards who was doing work experience as a photographer at the Cambridge Evening News whilst he was at Parkside School.
The Opening Night
February the 14th 1990
Cambridge Evening News January 24th 1990
“Against all of the odds, John Peel, Boo Hewerdine (with the ‘Bible’), and the first core staff team of just seven (Jasmine Henry, John Wroe, Jonathan Goodacre, Grant Barden, Joe Wallace, A bar manager who’s name I cannot remember and me), opened the Junction on Valentines Day 1990. We did not know if the building would be ready on time as the Newcastle based, construction firm went bankrupt and the only way we were able to persuade the Geordie workers to stay on site was to bring them a case of Newcastle Brown Ale each morning! But we made it and the opening festival entitled ‘A Taste Of The Future’ was a great success and just about sold-out. ” Paul Bogen, Director 1990-2007
‘It’s widely believed that youngsters with nothing to do and nowhere to go are a potential source of trouble…’ About Anglia feature about the opening of Cambridge Junction, February 1090.