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Pictures of Storey's Way for Factotum

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No number 69 any more, as far as I could find, I'm sorry to have to tell you. I could find number 68 (middle), across from which was a big new development of student accommodation (bottom), and the lovely number 63 (top), which was followed by a gap and a very new-looking (i.e. 80's) number 71.

factotum says:

Thanks Euphro! In 1962, 69 Storey's Way was quite far from the road, at the end of what seemed to me as a kid as a very long driveway throught the trees. I'll look to see what photos I can turn up. I know there are kodachrome slides somewhere...

2nd Mar 2007, 17:28

factotum says:

#63 is lovely, and look, it has what look like crocuses in the grass!
I've gotten my dates wrong. We were there from 1960-1961.

2nd Mar 2007, 18:06

Euphro (NLI) says:

I'll have another look. I think know what driveways you mean, well, at least one of them. Were New Hall or Churchill College there when you were here?

3rd Mar 2007, 10:48

factotum says:

In 1960, when you turned onto Storey's Way from Madingley Road, there was some new construction on the left, university residences possibly, quite far back from the road- and fields on the right. Shortly after, Storey's Way turned sharply to the left and two parallel driveways went off to the right. As I remember it, if you continued along Storey's Way, there were some playing fields which I used to cut across to get the bus to school. The bus route went along Magdalene Bridge Street, another spot which stands out in my memories of Cambridge. The Backs and the Granta too, especially at this time of the year.

3rd Mar 2007, 13:23

Euphro (NLI) says:

Ah, OK. Well, the construction on the left has almost certainly become Churchill College, which was one of the most recent Cambridge colleges, founded in 1958. The fields on the right are now university accommodation. The playing field you mentioned is still there; the new accomodation pictured above is on the right hand side of it when you are looking from Storey's Way. Of the driveways to the right where the road turns, one is still there and has become one of the entrances to New Hall College (founded in 1954). I didn't investigate very far in, but I could next time. The only other driveway-like entrance that I could see led along a grassy track to a power sub-station :)

3rd Mar 2007, 13:50

factotum says:

Childhood home turned into power sub-station? I'm sure Storey's Way is much more built up than it was 47 years ago. The driveway to #69 was the one closer to Madingley Road.

3rd Mar 2007, 13:58

Euphro (NLI) says:

I'm certainly begining to realise that. Cambridge University has been steadily spreading out along Madingley Rd. It sounds very much that Storey's Way was on the edge of the countryside in the early sixties. The driveway to the power substation has a lovely cherry apple tree beside it. I'm sure I have a picture of that somewhere :)

3rd Mar 2007, 14:02

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