Photograph: Fonz Chamberlain on Mill Road Bridge

Hello My Name is Fonz Chamberlain, I am a historian, broadcaster and writer from Cambridge.


I've been interested in the history of Cambridge since I was young. I was born in the city's Mill Road, and have always either lived in the city or in one of the surrounding villages.


I enjoy sharing the local history by appearing on different radio and TV stations across Cambridgeshire and beyond, and by producing articles that have featured in a range of newspapers and magazines.


In recent years I have also given talks to groups, schools and libraries, and have been involved with history walks in the city.


I also produced an online programme called Cambridge Historian Live. The show was viewed across the world, and the first series was viewed by over 20,000 viewers.


I think Cambridge has a wonderful history, and I hope you enjoy this website.


Fonz Chamberlain

The Cambridge Historian


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Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, errors and omissions may occur. If you see any such errors, please report them to the website owner below.


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If any material which is unacknowledged and belonging to you, someone you know, or in breach of any copyright, please contact the website owner so that amendments can be made immediately.



Disclaimer: Our stations are fully licensed to broadcast audio.

Third Party Shows: We make no claim to ownership or copyright for this material. These recordings have been acquired from publicly available sources; including the Internet, and other third party platforms in the public domain.

Note: We always try to trace original owners to the best of our ability and obtain permission where possible, even if it's already available in the public domain.

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 Our Goal: We want to make these audio recordings available for listeners to enjoy and to ensure these recordings from our past are preserved for this and all future generations, and we hope that by broadcasting these recordings they are enjoyed by listeners and serve as a useful resource. 

All programming is shared for community resource and nostalgia only and never for profit.


This website is a non-profit making endeavor with the sole aim to share information, photographs and resources connected to the history of Cambridgeshire, and to make them available to anyone who is interested in discovering the history of the area.


Thank You


I would like to thank The Cambridgeshire Collection and Cambridge News for their kind support and the use of some of the pictures which are featured. All other photographs are from my own personal collection or credited to the owner.


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