TL4458 : Inside Cambridge Corn Exchange

taken 5 months ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Inside Cambridge Corn Exchange
Inside Cambridge Corn Exchange
Cambridge Corn Exchange is a concert and event venue located in the centre of Cambridge. It is also used as an examination hall for students at the University of Cambridge, and hosts the graduation ceremony for Anglia Ruskin University.
It was opened in 1875 and is built from over a quarter of a million local bricks of various colours, see LinkExternal link . It closed as a trading hall in 1965.
During the 1970s it was used as a music venue. The conditions in the 1970s were quite primitive. It was just a cavernous space heated by a 6 inch diameter cast iron hot water pipe which ran around the perimeter of the building at waist height. On a cold winter's night the most popular place to stand was with one's backside resting against this pipe.
It closed in 1981 due to an unsafe roof and complaints about the noise. However by 1986 it had been refitted following public pressure and various grants and donations. It now has permanent seating on a balcony with a bar area underneath and the floor area is also fitted with seating at certain events. The capacity is now 1,850 and the much loved old cast iron water heating pipe has been replaced with a modern heating system.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
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Primary Subject of Photo
Theatre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4495 5833 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.2485N 0:7.1831E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4495 5834
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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