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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Cambridge Leper Chapel

We have still to visit this chapel, which is the oldest intact building in Cambridge.  It dates from the 12th century.  It still has special services from time to time.  At one time it was a chapel for leprosy sufferers.

Every year the famous Stourbridge Fair is recreated here. This fair was famous across Europe in medieval times. It closed in 1933.

The photo was taken today from the top of a moving bus on my way to my U3AC course in the city.  We hope to visit the chapel later this year. There is no parking at the chapel.

It is located just off Newmarket Road, on the way out of the city, just after crossing the railway line at Barnwell Junction (where the Mildenhall branch line started) and about 200m before the Cambridge United football stadium on the opposite side of the road.

See http://www.cambridgeppf.org/places/leper-chapel/ .

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