A Cambridge Atlas by B.A.Zanditon

Inspired by Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood, by Gwen Raverat

Chestnuts in Huntingdon Rd
Chestnuts in Huntingdon Rd


The chestnut (frontispiece) came from a tree growing on the grounds where Raverat’s grandmother and uncles had their homes on the Huntingdon Road. As horse chestnuts can live for up to 350 years, perhaps Raverat knew it. You can still walk to the site but you can’t run wild through the grounds of the three houses or play with the cousins when you get there. The beechnut (endpiece) is from the copper beech tree in the garden of Darwin College.

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