• 27th May No Practise but we’re having a Punt instead

    The Master has consulted the gods and the weather looks fair for Monday so we are on for our annual punting trip. Contact the Master for details of where and when

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  • ‘A Whippe to Kiss Your Arse’

    If you have visited Cambridge recently you will know that St Michael’s church, or Michaelhouse, is now a thriving cafe and meeting space in Trinity Street, under the management of Great St Mary’s. It still has a tower, though at present that is mainly used for storage. The four bells that originally hung there were…

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  • Souvenir Print Available – Cambridge towers with bells in 1724

    A wonderful souvenir picture of all the towers of Cambridge that had bells in 1724 is now available. Featuring Great St Mary’s it also shows old All Saints, St Sepulchre, St Michaels, Holy Trinity, Great St Andrews, St Edwards, Kings College campanile, St Benet’s and St Botolph’s as they would have likely looked in 1724.…

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  • Early Anniversary Dinners 1724-1824

    According to the Cambridge Youths’ account books, the first annual dinner was held in January 1779. It almost certainly took place at whichever one of the many inns in Cambridge was being used as the Society’s clubhouse. We know that the landlord was a Mr Conner and other evidence in the accounts makes it likely…

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  • Cambridge Coronations

    A Potted History of Coronation Ringing in Cambridge by Gareth Davies When the bells at Great St Mary’s ring out on 6th May it may be the first time that a King Charles has been so honoured on his coronation day. Though there are records of the anniversaries of the coronations of monarchs being marked…

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