The city celebrates its links with India throughout the Open Cambridge weekend.
For three centuries one family made an unacknowledged contribution to the life of Cambridge, first as cooks and inn keepers and later as artists and craftsmen. A series of Open Cambridge events will explore the untold story of the Leach family.
Open Cambridge (13-15 September) is a chance to explore Cambridge’s heritage through a series of interactive events. Many of these events are family friendly and almost all are free. Places are still available for some activities, while others are run on a drop-in basis.
A map dating from 1574 describes Cambridge as a very famous city. A copy of this exquisite document is one of the many thousands of treasures contained in the Cambridgeshire Collection. Chris Jakes, Local Studies Manager for Cambridgeshire Libraries, will give an introduction to a unique archive as part of Open Cambridge (13-15 September).
In medieval times Stourbridge Common was the site of one of Europe’s largest fairs – a bustling centre for shopping, eating and revelry, offering temptations of every kind. An Open Cambridge event on Saturday 10 September will tell the fascinating 800-year-old story of Stourbridge Fair.