In December 2020, ten beautiful, hand-crafted lanterns were hosted in ten independent shop windows as part of the Mill Road Lantern Trail. Designed by Penny Sobr, each lantern represented one of the streets off Mill Road as portrayed by the people who live there: their stories and memories, the things they love about their street, and what matters to them. Friends and neighbours, young and old, feathered and furry have all contributed to create the lantern stories.
See the lantern artworks and read their stories below.
1. Mawson Road
Celebrating the creativity, nature, local communities and history of the Ironworks site
Welcoming new residents to the Ironworks homes, with contributions from St Matthew’s School, the Ironworks art programme and neighbours. The imagery represents the Headly Eagle Foundry’s engine, Coprolite Mill, the Free Library, and memories of the Peace Garden and house martins at the Mill Road Depot – all part of the site’s history.
This lantern was created as part of the public art programme Resonance-Cambridge for Cambridge Investment Partnership.
3. Tenison Road
Pizza, cuppas and brass bands
Cambridge’s very own Italian quarter, courtesy of Maurizio, passionate restaurateur and Italian foodie, and wood-fired pizzas at the Salisbury Arms. Beautiful Victorian Villas line the road, many with their own names; a gentle reminder of times gone by. Cannons Green at its heart is always open for cuppas and deckchairs. Home of the Salvation Army and the YMCA.