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Notes on the history of Wulfstan Way, Cambridge

The Wulfstan, after which the road is named, could in fact be one of two, either St Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, or Archbishop Wulfstan of York. More information can be found in these two articles:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wulfstan_(died_1095)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wulfstan_(died_1023)

The road was built on land once owned by St Thomas’s Hospital and last tenanted by N G Brown.

In the Cambridge News June 1965 there was an article ‘Berlin Walls’ Bollards Come Down. “Put up in March, the bollards were three-month safety experiment which arouse anger among residents, motorists and tradesmen, and 600 people who used the road signed a petition against them.” The bollards had blocked traffic from passing through the centre of Wulfstan Way.

Information about the public bench art installation can be found here:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/art-designing-bench/story-22494067-detail/story.html

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Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)

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