The Cambridge Explorer

The Cambridge Explorer

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What the papers say

Taking the slog out of searches


Mike Petty’s article of Wednesday 20th June 2001 was published in the Cambridge Evening News. A full transcript of his article can be found at the following site: -

Click on “Memories” on the left hand side.


Mike Petty MBE was custodian of the Cambridgeshire Collection for many years and is still highly respected by the local history fraternity.

History at the touch of a mouse


The Official Press Release issued by the Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of the Cambridgeshire Collection and The Cambridge Explorer – Edited and published in the Cambridge Evening News on 7th July 2001.

Click on “Cambridge News” and scroll down to the third article

Review - Family Tree Magazine


See page 34 of the September 2001 issue of the Family Tree Magazine for a short review.

Review - Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society


See page 134 Vol XC for 2001 for a short review by Alison Taylor.

Review – The Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM)


Photograph of Northampton Street and short description. See page 4 of issue No.34 (Michaelmas Term).

Review – The Family History Magazine


Short review in the Computer Section of the December 2001 Issue.

The reference to broken links only applies to Mac’s for which the Cambridge Explorer was not designed. I’m surprised he managed to get it work at all – HB.

Review – The Local History Magazine

The following short review was published late in 2001 in the Local History and appeared on their web-site

The Cambridge Explorer CD-ROM is a unique interactive guide to Cambridge over the past 130 years and includes 1,000 high quality (and printable) photographs. Half the photographs are from the Cambridge Collection and the other half are from a private collection. Interactive maps for 1904, 1924 and 1949 have been included, together with street indexes and directories, which can be searched by name. The CD-ROM has been researched and compiled by Hugo Brown, who will be writing in a future issue of Local History Magazine about the work involved. In the meantime, you can buy the CD-ROM for £20 (free p&p) from Hugo Brown, Ash House, Prickwillow Road, Queen Adelaide, Ely, Cambs CB7 4TZ, tel: 01353 665493, web:




Last updated 15th January 2002

© Hugo Brown (2001)