Arbury Snippets Part 5: When 'The Arbury' was Under Construction, The Manor School and Arbury Court, and Memories of Early Arbury Carnivals...
Our latest Arbury 'bits and bobs' feature - thanks to all readers for contributing!
'Cambridge Daily News', 1954: the Arbury Road housing estate is under construction...
Our picture shows part of the latest development at the Arbury Road housing estate. Private houses and those built for the corporation are going up in three stages and at present work is being carried out on the first and second stages.
Over 1,200 houses are to be built which are at present costing between £1,200 and £1,500 each.
Lighting has been installed on the Arbury Road and other roads have been built with sewers ready to be connected as soon as the houses are erected. Lighting on these roads will be installed when the houses are ready.
It looks as though it might be Brimley Road on South Arbury to us. Anybody know for sure?
The Arbury Carnival made its debut in 1977, as a one-off celebration for the Silver Jubilee, but has continued ever since. Taking place in the historic Arbury Meadows, it is a wonderful celebration for the modern community and anybody who likes to visit, and when the procession starts and the big wheel starts turning on Arbury Town Park in Campkin Road we're always very happy indeed.
The Carnival began as a community celebration for the community by the community, and still is, and has now been taking place for nearly half a century.