Allan Brigham

A Brush with the Past

Cambridge local history
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About the Author

Allan Brigham swept the streets of Cambridge for almost four decades. He was also an accomplished Blue Badge Guide, leading history tours around the city for thousands of tourists and residents.

Rather than focusing on the more traditional history and buildings of the University, Allan’s ever popular ‘Town not Gown’ tours highlighted the lives of the ordinary people of Cambridge. With tales of iron foundries, railways, council housing and baths, he brought their stories to life.

This volume brings together nine of Allan’s local history research interests, including published articles and lectures, and is richly illustrated with archive images plus a selection of Allan’s own photographs of the city he loved.