Seeing as we haven’t been away in the Kiwi Blog Bus for a wee while I thought I would blog today about my beautiful home town of Cambridge as it’s certainly somewhere I’d like to visit if I didn’t live here!
This is not meant to be a full and comprehensive guide to the town, rather a few of my personal pictures that I have taken over the few years we’ve enjoyed living here.
If you want to learn more about this very historic New Zealand town then check out the museum website.
And for those of you that have driven through Cambridge on State Highway 1 and not bothered to stop for a look… this is what you missed:
St Andrews Anglican Church, built in 1873 this is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Cambridge
Bowling Club Pavilion – Cambridge Domain – Built in 1914
Cambridge Clock, Jubilee Gardens. The 13 metre clock tower was built for £655 in 1934.
Cambridge Museum now occupies the building that was built in 1909 for the Court House.
Empire Street, Cambridge
The middle of Cambridge’s shopping area
The Masonic Hotel, Duke Street. Built of timber in 1866 it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1912.
Cambridge Town Hall built 1909. Used as a hospital in 1918 during the influenza epidemic and for many years it was the local picture theatre. In January 1954 Queen Elizabeth 11 and Prince Phillip stopped there for lunch.
Victoria Bridge, Cambridge: the ‘High-Level’ bridge 35.4 metres above the Waikato River. Sent out from Kansas, USA, as a kitset, it was erected in 1907.
The High Level Bridge, Cambridge, taken from the riverside.
The Waikato River runs through Cambridge
Cambridge river scenery
The parkside setting of Lake Te Ko Utu.
Lake Te Ko Utu
Lake Te Ko Utu
The “Flow-Forms” water cascade down to Lake Te Ko Utu
Thornton Road Gardens include a Begonia hot house, rose gardens, fountain and band rotunda
Thornton Road gardens