In May 2020, work will start on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s re-construction of Histon Road. Before the roadscape completely changes, Histon Road Area Residents Association, Benson Area Residents Association and Mayfield Seniors are setting out to capture and collect memories about the area and community from local residents and business owners.

The programme includes a series of 8 events in venues along the road from north to south, between May 2019 and March 2020. Local researcher, historian and authority on Cambridge Mike Petty, known for his development of the Cambridgeshire Collection at the central library, will talk about the history of the immediate neighbourhood, followed by recollections from the audience.

Individual memories will be collected via oral history interviews, with portrait photography by Faruk Kara. The end result will be a series of oral history interviews and images which will be published as a booklet next year. The oral history material will be deposited with the Museum of Cambridge.

The programme is sponsored by Cambridge City Council, the Museum of Cambridge, and the Coop Local Community Fund

Very sadly the exhibition of Faruk's Kara's photography and the projects oral history recordings at St Augustine's Community Centre in April is now postponed until the autumn. Keep an eye on this webpage for more information.

And importantly - KEEP WELL!

A Community Remembers - Histon Road. For more information: contact@histonroadmemories.uk