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The David Parr House – an extraordinary home in Cambridge

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Decorated in the late Victorian era this house in Gwydir Street lay undiscovered until a few years ago when its extraordinary story began to be uncovered.

David Parr was an ‘artistic decorator’ who worked for some of our best known Victorian designers of the day such as William Morris and George Bodley.  In his spare time he come home and decorated his humble terrace house in the same style. Its interior remained a wondrous hidden secret but now it is being saved, restored and opened up to the public so that many more can enjoy its unique atmosphere. Curator Tamsin Wimhurst will share the journey to date.

The trust set up to restore and maintain the house is not well endowed and there will be a collection at the end of the talk in support of that work.

This talk will be at the school (in the Community Hall at the rear), not the library which is a building site. Car parking is available at the school


Space is limited and these talks are ticketed. Please apply to the Friends of Milton Road Library by email to fmr.library@gmail.comor by leaving us a note at the temporary library.

Tickets are free to current members of the Friends of Milton Road Library and £3 per person to non-members (payable on the door).


Wednesday 23rd January 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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