The Cambridge Collection

A Snippet About the History of the Cambridgeshire Collection

The top photo shows an early view of the Cambridgeshire Collection with the bookshelves at the rear with the busts on top. What an amazing place it was!


Over 20 years ago in 1993 Cambridgeshire Collection, Mike Petty was the principal librarian and it was actually Mike who first found The Cambridgeshire Collection hidden away in a back room in 1964. Above are some early photos of mike at work.


Sadly in a previous series of cuts to the library service in 1996, Mike Petty retired and his assistant Chris Jakes took over from him.