A COMMUNITY REMEMBERS - HISTON ROAD

Aerial photo © Simon Martin

We wanted to say a huge thank you for the kindness and generosity of Co-op Members. Our local Co-op Community Fund has raised a total of £5,937.59. We now have enough money to publish the BOOK, the result of 3 years' work.

Cambridge City Council awarded funds for us to hold public meetings through 2019 and 2020 where we met local residents and collected all sorts of surprising stories through an oral history project – of allotments, nurseries, a ghost, a plane crash, celebrities who lived or are buried here.

Due to the amazing generosity of the Co-op's customers, we are able to donate 500 copies of the book to local schools, libraries and contributors.

The book is beautifully illustrated with characterful portrait photographs of our narrators by local resident, Faruk Kara, whose work is featured at the exhibition.

Traffic Planners think Histon Road is just a “corridor”. We can show that it is a thriving neighbourhood.