This is a strange feature, a bricked section within a tree trunk in the Cambridge Botanical Gardens.
This is the school my granny (Connie Toller nee Broom) - now 95 years old - went to with her older brother Russ. It hs now been converted into flats but the is a small modern school next door.
A wonderful find of some old clunch blocks still retained within a brick wall, just off of Hills Road, Cambridge. You can see St Paul's Church in the background. The village of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge was a major supplier of the high quality chalk (Clunch) for buildings since at least the early medieval period.
This is a picture of my step dad, Nick Brown, on one of his dates/walks with my mum when they first got together. Although the quarry on Lime Kiln Hill was private property everyone used to go there to play, court, walk the dog etc. The Quarry is now called East Pit and is owned by the Wildlife Trust - it is open for all to enjoy :)
This is a view from the top of Lime Kiln Hill looking across the City of Cambridge. It's one of the great places to see the city and fantastic sunsets. It's also little known, many people not realising that such a 'hill' occurs by the city! In the picture is my mother Elizabeth Brown and her brother, my uncle Dave Toller - they had just moved from the other side of town (Oxford Road) to just towards the bottom of this hill on Netherhall Way.
This is my mum Elizabeth Brown and her brother, my uncle, Dave Toller playing in what was the fields behind their new house in Netherhall Way. Beaumont Road estate has since been built upon these fields.
This is my mum Elizabeth Brown (nee Toller) with her nephew, my cousin, Christopher Brown, siting on a log by the brook in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall.
This is me playing on the playpark in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall. The playpark has changed many times since I was little but is still in the same area of the Hall. I never knew that I'd grow up to become the official historian for Cherry Hinton Hall!
About Michelle's Archives
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