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Breaking News ! There are some things you will only understand if you grew up in Cambridge. Like explaining why there are cows in the middle of a city to visitors or going to see Snowy Farr and his mice in the market on a Saturday. It's fair to say growing up here was a pretty unique experience - and one we wouldn't swap for the world. We asked readers to share their memories of growing up in Cambridge, here's what you said.
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50 things you'll only understand if you grew up in Cambridge You went to Parrot Records every Saturday You loved sitting inside the wooden tortoise at the Zodiac toy store at the Grafton The first gig you went to was definitely at the Corn Exchange Or at the Junction (probably Fiver) You tell people you saw the Beatles at the Regal but you didn't really You always have to explain to non- Cambridge people the story behind the Corpus Clock Everybody not from Cambridge thinks you are really posh Going to see Snowy Farr and his mice at the market
Snowy Farr MBE
Everyone just assumes you went to Cambridge University You always went for a meal at the Turk's Head before a night out You would have to beg your parents for money at the Midsummer Fair so you could go on the rides You've never actually been inside any of the colleges Having to explain to vistors why there are cows in the middle of town Everyone you meet thinks you're actually from London You played on the steamroller at Greenend Road park You went to the Arts Cinema with its squelchy carpet You say "the world's gone mad mate" all the time because that's what Disco Kenny used to say Your mum took you to Barney's on Mill Road to get your school uniform You had to choose between going to Hills Road or Long Road Sixth Form College You've seen something dodgy going on at the Locomotive You've had your bike stolen from the station The highlight of your year was going to Strawberry Fair then going clubbing at the Junction afterwards You’ve been roller skating at Corn Exchange You've gotten drunk in an awful lot of fields You wished you could buy all your clothes from Cult Clothing You went round the Fitzwilliam Museum on a school trip
The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2014.
You always barter on the price when you go punting You always went to a Christmas pantomime at the Arts Theatre or Corn Exchange every year Someone you knew worked at Pye Telecom You used to like going to Mac Fisheries just to seethe goldfish pond inside the shop You always prefered going to the Dot over any other night out You definitely saw Stephen Hawking in the city and would always keep an eye out for him until he sadly passed away You would go to the Mill Road Winter Fair every year You've never stopped thinking about Fitzbillies Chelsea buns You used to go to gigs at the Man on the Moon You remember watching one man band Jerry Bol outside Lion Yard You've been dragged around Eaden Lilley by your mum for hours You've climbed up the spiral staircase at Robert Sayle before it became John Lewis And you remember when Robert Sayle was where Primark is nowg You've gotten a bike from Howes Cycles
The original Howes Cycles shop
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You've had afternoon tea at the Dorothy Ballroom with your family after a night out there the evening before You've bought a book for just a £1 at the Galloway & Porter bookshop You've been to the Firkin, the Rat & Parrot, the Golden Hind, the Empress, the Eagle and the Regal You've been for a swim in the Cam at Newnham or Granchester You remember seeing the Cornish Pasty man who sat above the shop in the market You miss the days when you could buy a pint for £1 at the Graduate, which then became the Tivoli before it burnt down You've been to an airshow at Duxford You know someone who claims to have seen the Fen Tiger The Boat Race is a big deal You enjoy the quiet few weeks when all the students have gone home, but end up looking forward to Cambridge being busy again after a few days You desperately miss Chillis You've been swimming in the Jesus Green Lido on a really hot summer's day Did we miss any? You can let us know on by leaving us a comment on Facebook here.