This is the result of the fire on 30th July this year. The main arcade was the only large building affected and arson is now suspected. The pier was opened by Lord Cavendish on 13th June 1870 although it was not actually completed until two years later. On New Years Day 1877 the landward half was swept away in a storm and it was rebuilt at a higher level creating a drop towards the end of the pier. And not a lot of people know that! The pier, which is 300 metres long, is effectively built on stilts that rest on cups on the sea-bed allowing the whole structure to move during rough weather! Of course my mother-in-law, who we were visiting, probably remember it being built!!!
Repair work in full swing. Expected to be done by Christmas but they never said which Christmas!!!
I'll take your word for that Dave!
A good history lesson... there Geoff....... yeah'...I certainly didn't know that....................Dave
Yes, Dave, brilliant day in Cambridge. Lived within 35 miles all my life but never ventured into the city before although I had previously visited the American Cemetery!!!
This church is situated in the centre of town on Trumpington Street. A congregational church, it voted to join the United Reformed Church in 1972.
The front entrance of St John's. See previous photo of the College.
This lane leads off Trinity Street and is an historical street in the heart of the college area in Cambridge. It leads west from Trinity Street and at the north end is Trinity College. At the end of the lane is Clare College to the west and King's College with its huge Chapelblocking the way to the south. I just thought it looked so quaint with the strange chimney stacks!
See previous two photos.
See previous photo.