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Historic Arbury and the Arbury Carnival...

The Arbury Carnival returns this year, and we are delighted. Please support this venture - it is a wonderful community event that began not far off half a century ago (45 years) and is an immense boost to the community around Arbury and North Cambridge.

We had a question from Len:

'Where is the location of the Arbury Carnival in the context of historical Arbury?'

Right in the thick of it, Len! Most Arbury history lies north of Arbury Road and, as you will see by the map below, King's Hedges and King's Hedges Road were somewhere else.

Historically, the name 'King's Hedges' and the 1970s redirected and extended King's Hedges Road highway have nothing to do with Arbury Camp, or the Arbury fields.

We have adjusted our trusty 1900 Arbury Road map to show the old fields by the ancient Arbury earthwork and the location of the Carnival at Arbury Town Park in context. Much of the area was, at one time, known as Arbury or Harborough (a variation on the Arbury name) Meadows. The Manor Farm arrived after the 1840 Chesterton Enclosures. The Carnival site is indicated on the map, and was part of the Arbury Meadows.




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  1. It was wonderful. It was funny to see Hilary Cox Condron sporting a hastily written 'Mind the Gender Pay Gap' piece of cardboard. I would of brought a 'Mind The Glass Cellar Jobs And Workplace Deaths Gap' sign in reply if I'd known. i bet you won't publish this.

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    1. A few years ago nobody would of questioned the female oppression narrative. It's a very distorted and one sided view that has had far too much sway for far too long. CARE FOR ALL. Good point about the glass cellar jobs. The lights go out very quickly without the invisible men hard at work.

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    2. I don't think our MPs should be indoctrinating our kids. Even the Office of National Statistics says the pay gap is not based on sexism.

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  2. Of course we'll publish it. There are many sides to an issue. The issue of how the genders are treated and various inequalities are experienced and why is fascinating. Very glad you enjoyed the Carnival. We loved it!

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  3. It was all great and I loved the parade with Westminster and the singing.

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  4. There were great donuts and food, lots of laughs and I even went over to Arbury Court for a cornish pastie. I couldn't stop eating. the best thing about Arbury Carnival was being with people and having a laugh and music after all the lockdown and mask stuff.

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  5. With the wheel and everything it almost looked like a scene from a (modern) village fair. Arbury Town Park looked great. I hope the Carnival will continue, as the 2 guys behind it are stepping down.

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  6. King's Kong HedgesJune 12, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    We had a great time. Sorry it's going, but the Council smashed the estate up into separate wards yonks and yonks ago and, although it's taken years to take effect, it finally has. The old Arbury unity that brought us the Adventure Playground and the Carnival has withered away while we're bombarded by councillors insisting we live in 'King's Hedges' (I know - the extended road!) and berating us with woke issues.

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