Spring Head is the natural spring pool that breaks forth at the base of the Gog Magog Hills. It was one of the original reasons for the siting of the village of Cherry Hinton and is still, today, the village pond. Spring Head is also known locally as Giant's Grave and there are still superstitions about the site, which are closely connected to the tales of giants once living in the area and on the Gog Magog Hills. Spring Head feeds the Hinton Brook which flows on through Cherry Hinton and Cambridge to join with the river Cam.
Couldn’t help myself, had to get a copy of this book ‘Giants on Record’ - for three reasons: 1. It’s co-written by my clever mate Hugh Newman 2. It mentions good ol’ Cherry Hinton and even has a picture of our Robin Hood stone (the one with a ‘footprint’ in it outside the RH pub and 3. I get a mention and my work referenced which is cool thanks Hugh - Bessie dog is chilled out about all the books that keep turning up - There will be more to come on the Giants of Cherry Hinton on here, so keep an eye out for that!
Cherry Hinton History Pages:
If you'd like to go straight to a specific article or blog post within the Cherry Hinton History Page you can click on any of the post titles in the list below and it will take you directly there.
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Memories of Laundry Lane by Penelope (Penny) Jackson. The Pink Floyd Connection by D J (Nick) Nicholas. The History of Cambridge Steam Laundry by Michelle Bullivant.
Kenneth Price, My Story - Memories of being a WWII evacuee to Cherry Hinton to being a Standard Bearer.
Memories of Cherry Hinton by Bryan Stevens
Cherry Hinton 1946 Onwards by Chris Gifford
Cherry Hinton Memories - Book Three
Cherry Hinton Memories - Book Two
Cherry Hinton Memories - Book One
Cherry Hinton Memory Books Collection - Introduction to the books
Sketching Cambridge by Michael Large - Cherry Hinton Hall
Old photographs of Cherry Hinton
Heathlands House Care Home Cambridge
Cherry Hinton Mortgage 1887
Cherry Hinton Community Groups Fair 2010
Down in the Cellars of Cherry Hinton Hall
Netherhall Lower School - Demolition
Cherry Hinton Community Archives
Cherry Hinton Community Archives Group (CCAN)
Cherry Hinton Events 2010
Cherry Hinton Local History Society
History of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge
The War Ditches, Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits, Cambridge
Queen Edith's School, Cambridge. Sports Day Programme 1984
Queen Edith's School, Cambridge December 1984
Queen Edith's School 1983 Cambridge
Queen Edith's School Diary c.1982
Cherry Hinton Road 1981 - childhood scrapbook
Cherry Hinton Road 1981
Cherry Hinton Hall c.1980
Cherry Hinton Hall c.1979
c.1978 Netherhall Way Cambridge
Hinton Brook c.1960
Netherhall Fields Cambridge c.1956
Lime Kiln Hill Cambridge c.1956
Cherry Hinton Chalk Quarries 1900 -1930
Spring Head / Giants Grave Cherry Hinton, 1890-1910
The Weirs at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge
Pubs of Cherry Hinton - The Russian Arms
Giants in Cherry Hinton
Lime Tree Farm and the Coe Family, Cherry Hinton
Ventress Farm, Cherry Hinton
The Tutton Way - Tottenhoe Way
About & how to use:
This is the blog page for my articles, memories and archives relating to the archaeology and local history of Cherry Hinton, a village to the southeast of Cambridge UK. The area covered is the old Parish of Cherry Hinton which today includes the Ward of Queen Edith's.
The Categories below are really the keyword index of what is on the Cherry Hinton History Pages. Each is a clickable link which will take you to an article or blog which contains that word or subject.