Cambridgeshire : Strange But True Paperback / softback
Robert Halliday's new book about Cambridgeshire (including the old county of Huntingdonshire and the city of Peterborough) illustrates and describes unusual, odd and extraordinary people, places and incidents.
We discover how Cambridge University began, the origin of the expression 'Hobson's Choice', a woman who survived nine days rapped in a snow cave, the floating church of the Fens, the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival, and many more tales on universitty life, local characters, historic buildings, sporting contests and strange customs and traditions. Including old and recent photograpghs, drawings and engravings, this is an alternative history of cambridgeshire that will fascinate residents and visitors alike.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/10/1996
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9780750940597