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Meat from the market, spices from the Fair: feeding townspeople, students and visitors in past Cambridge

6:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday 14 September
All day from Wednesday 15 September until Sunday 19 September

Cattle on the Commons, wheat in the fields, fish from the river - Cambridge seems to have had plenty of food to come to the market. In the early days there were gardens and orchards in the middle of the town growing vegetables and fruit, alongside poultry and pigs. More exotic foodstuffs reached Cambridge through the annual fairs. But the supply of food was never completely straightforward. Religion, custom, status, season and the weather all had an effect on who could eat what and when. Did our ancestors enjoy a better diet than we do? Join Honor Ridout, local historian, for this online talk to find out!

This event will premiere at 6pm on Tuesday 14th September.

https://youtu.be/0VYL-zC9O8I

Join us on Slido at 6pm on Tuesday 14th September for a live online Q&A using the code 180690

https://www.sli.do/

Image copyright: Cambridgeshire Collection

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This event will premiere at 6pm on Tuesday 14th September.

https://youtu.be/0VYL-zC9O8I

Join us on Slido at 6pm on Tuesday 14th September for a live online Q&A using the code 180690

https://www.sli.do/

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All Ages, Talk, Online, Free

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