Numbers 1 and 2 Manor Farm Cottages stood in the middle of what is now Campkin Road. The back gardens ran across what is now Arbury Town Park.
When they were demolished at the start of the 1960s, as work was beginning on North Arbury, one of the ex-occupants, who had many fond memories of life there, took his camera to record the cottages' demise.
This striking photograph shows the cottages from the back as demolition took place. No 2 is almost no more, and No 1, for years the home of Mr Ernest Sale, who began and ran the Manor Nurseries further up Arbury Road towards Histon Road for decades, will soon follow suit. If you look at the bottom left hand corner of the print, you can see across Arbury Road and glimpse Alex Wood Road and Arbury Court.
The original part of Arbury Court was then complete - but it was then in Alex Wood Road, which terminated at Arbury Road, and the supermarket and library buildings had yet to arrive.
A stray thought, which sometimes crosses our minds, is how many vehicles have now passed over the site of the farm cottages? It's an amazing transition from the quite pace of life in the cottages to tarmac and motor engines.