Golf courses, greyhound tracks, shooting ranges, bare-knuckle boxing, barrow racing – Barnwell’s had them all, as well as a football and cricket ground or two.
Who knows? Perhaps one day Coconuts will be able to link up with his tours, which offer revelations about our city’s many sporting stories and achievements.
While enjoying a pleasant walk, you get to see the wonderful new sculpture on Parker’s Piece that celebrates Cambridge’s position as the birthplace of the laws of modern-day football; hear about Henry VIII’s football boots (although you can't try them on); discover the story of the USA bobsleigh champion who was killed in World War II; find out where the only Olympic medal winner to win a Nobel Prize was a student; learn where the town’s bullring was situated; and a lot more besides.
If you hurry, you can book yourself on to a tour majoring on the history of Cambridge football and local and World Cup stories and personalities. Nigel also has a rowing experience and a cricket tour up his sleeve.
To book or find out more, go here: https://www.cambridgesportstours.co.uk.
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