The latest stage in Trumpington’s history: 2001 to the present, urban growth including transport links, housing developments, new primary and secondary schools, community facilities and green spaces. One of a series of pages with Trumpington’s timeline .
Publication of Trumpington Local History Group’s Trumpington Past & Present .
Local History Group web page: Group publications
The end of farming on the Clay Farm and the Showground sites, when the land is sold for housing development (further crops are grown in 2009 when the housing plans are delayed).
Local History Group web page: Farms and farming in Trumpington
Harvesting the Showground fields, Clay Farm. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Front cover of Trumpington Past & Present .
The first day of opening of the Clay Farm Centre: Hobson Square entrance. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
Celebration of the centenary of the opening of the Village Hall, October 2008.
Local History Group web page: Village Hall Centenary Exhibition and Reception
Opening of the Trumpington Village Hall Centenary exhibition. Photo: Cambridge Evening News, 20 October 2008.
Poster designed by Stephen Brown, October 2008.
Trumpington Residents’ Association (TRA) becomes a company limited by guarantee (and a registered charity in October 2010).
Sources of information: Trumpington Residents’ Association (TRA web site)
Opening of the redeveloped Trumpington Pavilion by the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Russ McPherson.
Sources of information: Trumpington Pavilion opening weekend (TRA web site)
Cutting the ribbon at the opening of Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Stephen Brown.
Sale of Trumpington Rectory into private hands.
Revision of the Parliamentary Boundary, Trumpington transferred from South Cambridgeshire to Cambridge City, Julian Huppert (Liberal Democrat) elected MP.
Sources of information: List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Cambridgeshire (Wikipedia); Julian Huppert web site
Unveiling of the new village sign by the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Sheila Stuart.
Local History Group web pages: Unveiling of the sign and an introduction to the village signs
Councillor Sheila Stuart, the Mayor of Cambridge, and local children from Fawcett School, at the unveiling of the new village sign. Photo: Stephen Brown, 15 June 2010.
Opening of Addenbrooke’s Road, linking Hauxton Road, Shelford Road and Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The road also provides access to the Glebe Farm and Clay Farm houding development areas.
Sources of information: TRA diary about the construction of Addenbrooke’s Road
Local History Group web page: Opening of Addenbrooke’s Road
The opening of Addenbrooke’s Road. Photos: Cambridgeshire County Council and Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2010.
Opening of Fawcett Children’s Centre at Fawcett School, 13 November 2010, in the presence of Julian Huppert MP, City Councillor Sheila Stuart and County Councillor Linda Oliver. The Centre is part of the Sure Start network of services for young children and their parents.
Sources of information: Fawcett Children’s Centre
Local History Group web page: History of Fawcett School
Trumpington Pavilion entrance and frontage. Photo: Stephen Brown, 29 July 2009.
Opening of a Branch Surgery in Beverley Way on land to the rear of the Village Hall, part of the Trumpington Street Medical Practice.
Sources of information:
Local History Group web page: History of the Village Hall, the 2000s
Opening of Trumpington Community Orchard at the eastern end of Trumpington Allotments, off Foster Road. Over a number of years, the site had been cleared of debris, bird and bat boxes had been erected in the cherry thicket and a hedgerow had been laid. The area was then planted with 19 Cambridgeshire Heritage apple trees and two plum trees. It was officially opened by the Mayor of Cambridge on 4 May 2008.
Sources of information: Trumpington Community Orchard Web site.
Opening of the Trumpington Community Orchard, with Ceri Galloway, Councillor Jenny Bailey (Mayor of Cambridge), Jennifer Liddle. Photo: Andrew Roberts, May 2008.
Publication of a development framework for the southern fringe of Cambridge focused on Trumpington. After two years of consultation, this provided planning guidance to the councils and developers putting forward plans for new housing and infrastructure around Trumpington. It formed the starting point for the planning applications for Trumpington Meadows, Glebe Farm and Clay Farm. The report has detailed information about the area.
Sources of information: Cambridge City Council (2006). Cambridge Southern Fringe Area Development Framework .
Reflecting its concern that impending housing developments should be of benefit to all of Trumpington, the Trumpington Residents’ Association published a report on the future of the area, with proposals for a community centre, schools, a medical practice and biodiversity. The report had a positive influence of planners and developers.
Sources of information: Trumpington Residents’ Association (2004). Future Development of a Historically Important Parish .
Front cover of the TRA Development Report.
The Trumpington Conservation Area was extended on 5 October 2010 (first designated on 25 February 1969 and extended on 2 July 1998).
Sources of information: Cambridge City Council and T rumpington pages.
Construction of the Trumpington Park & Ride site on part of the former PBI/Monsanto land to the west of Hauxton Road. The site was selected after a lengthy search. It opened in November 2001.
Sources of information: Traffic Management web site. Trumpington Local History Group (2000). 20th Century Trumpington , page 64.
Trumpington Park & Ride site, with a P&R bus and Addenbrooke’s shuttle. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Clare Wilkinson (Manager of the Centre), Julian Huppert MP, Councillor Sheila Stuart (Mayor of Cambridge, 2010-11) and Councillor Linda Oliver (Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council) at the opening of Fawcett Children’s Centre, 13 November 2010. Source: Clare Wilkinson.
Celebration cake at the opening of Fawcett Children’s Centre, November 2010. Source: Clare Wilkinson.
2001 census, population of Trumpington Ward 6554 (note that the ward is a larger area than the parish, reaching north into Cambridge, so the figure is not comparable to censuses pre-1931).
Sources of information: National Statistics web site.
Updated map of Trumpington showing Addenbrooke’s Road (Ordnance Survey Get-a-map ), December 2010.
The Parish Church Bakehouse was opened on 3 October 2010. The building once formed part of the old vicarage outbuildings and was refurbished to include a church office and a meeting space.
Sources of information: Trumpington Parish Church Web site.
Designation of Byron’s Pool as a Local Nature Reserve.
Sources of information: Information panel at Byron’s Pool (December 2010). Cambridge City Local Nature Reserves Web page [accessed 15 January 2011].
Looking downstream along the riverside footpath at Byron’s Pool. Photo: Andrew Roberts, March 2008.
Official opening of the fish pass at Byron’s Pool, 25 August 2011. When the weir was reconstructed in 1949, it cut off the upper part of the River Cam: the fish pass enables fish (including minnows, chub and brown trout) to bypass the weir. It was formed along the route of an existing drainage channel. Project led by Ellis Selway, Community Reserves Officer, Cambridge City Council.
Sources of information: Ellis Selway and information panel at the weir.
Above: Ellis Selway (second from left) talking to participants at the opening of the Byron’s Pool fish pass, including Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith, Mayor of Cambridge. Below: Byron’s Pool and the outflow of the fish pass. Opening of the fish pass, 25 August 2011. Photos: Ellis Selway.
The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway opened on Sunday 7 August 2011 and services started in the Trumpington area on Monday 8 August 2011. The route through Trumpington follows the line of the former Bedford-Cambridge railway from Trumpington Park & Ride site to Cambridge station with a branch to Adenbrooke’s Hospital.
Sources of information: Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, Busway web site.
Local History Group web page: How the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway came to Trumpington , Peter Dawson.
Services on the Busway through Trumpington, October 2011. Photos: Andrew Roberts.
Work started on the construction of Trumpington Meadows Primary School with a turf-cutting ceremony at the site to the west of the John Lewis building, 10 September 2012. The County Council was represented by Councillor John Powley (Chair) and the school by teachers (Judith Osler and Jo Chrich) and pupils from Fawcett School.
Source of information: Jenny Blackhurst and The Trumpington Federation schools.
An electronic play space was opened on King George V Playing Field by Councillor Sheila Stuart, Mayor of Cambridge, on 1 August 2012.
The opening was attended by local residents and children as well as Council staff and representatives of Kompan, the supplier.
Local History Group web page: Opening of Electronic play space , August 2012.
Opening of electronic play space on King George V Playing Field, 1 August 2012. Photo: Wendy Roberts.
Turf-cutting ceremony for Trumpington Meadows Primary School. Photo: Jenny Blackhurst, 10 September 2012.
There was a local celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on Friday 29 April 2011. This was held at Trumpington Pavilion, with activities in the hall and playing field. The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Sheila Stuart, took part in the events, while being interviewed for her views on the designation of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge which had only been announced that morning.
Local History Group web page: Royal Wedding celebration , 29 April 2011.
Watching the Royal Wedding broadcast, Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 29 April 2011.
Occupation of the first homes in the major development areas of Trumpington Meadows, Glebe Farm and Clay Farm. Contracts were exchanged for the first houses to be completed on the Trumpington Meadows development in August 2012, followed by homes on Glebe Farm and Clay Farm.
Source of information: Trumpington Residents’ Association , Vicky Hathrell, Cambridge City Council.
Above right: Spring Drive, Trumpington Meadows, September 2012.
Right: Homes on Martin Road, Glebe Farm, 18 November 2012.
Below left: The launch of the Seven Acres development, Clay Farm, 15 September 2012.
Below right: Completed homes on the Abode development, Clay Farm, 15 December 2012.
A number of local events were held over the long weekend of 2-5 June 2012, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. These included Denis Wilson Court, 2 June, Big Lunch, Trumpington Pavilion, 3 June, Street Party, Wingate Way and Wingate Close, 5 June.
Local History Group web page: Local Celebrations of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee , June 2012.
Diamond Jubilee street party, Wingate Way and Wingate Close, 5 June 2012. Photo: Martin and Sylvia Jones.
Opening of the Bakehouse, 3 October 2010. Jess Rattenbury and Mary Pitman cutting the ribbon, with Jonas and Rosie Moore and Rev. Andy Chrich. Photo: Stephen Brown.
Trumpington Meadows Primary School opened on 5 September 2013, with the first pupils transferring from Fawcett School.
Source of information: Trumpington Meadows Primary School .
Trumpington Meadows Primary School, public open day before the opening of the school and the first day of term. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 September 2013.
Day 3 of the 2014 Tour de France, 7 July 2014: the race started in Cambridge, and came along Trumpington Road, Trumpington High Street and Shelford Road, before continuing to London. Local roads were closed from 7 am and the race came past at 12:30 pm.
Local History Group web page: T he Tour de France in Trumpington , July 2014.
The peloton passing the Tollhouse on Trumpington High Street. Photo: Bridget Johnson, 7 July 2014.
Trumpington’s Fallen Heroes of World War I , written by Ken Fletcher, published by the Trumpington Local History Group in October 2014. The booklet is in memory of the soldiers
from Trumpington who lost their
lives in the Great War, published 100 years after the start of the War.
Local History Group web page: Trumpington’s Fallen Heroes , October 2014.
Front cover of Trumpington’s Fallen Heroes .
Completion of 1000 homes in the new developments of Trumpington Meadows, Glebe Farm and Clay Farm, with a 1000th Homes celebration at Trumpington Meadows Primary School, 25 January 2015.
Source of information: Trumpington Neighbourhood Team.
Flyer promoting the 1000th Homes event, Vicky Hathrell, Cambridge City Council.
Chinese Dragon Dance performance during the event, Trumpington Meadows school hall. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 25 January 2015.
Completion of work by Cambridge City Council to renovate the surroundings of Trumpington War Memorial, 16 February 2015.
Source of information: David Ifould, Cambridge City Council.
Local History Group web page: Trumpington War Memorial .
The War Memorial after the renovation of the surroundings. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 17 February 2015.
Occupation of the first homes in the northern part of the Clay Farm development, the Aura development off Long Road.
Source of information: Trumpington Residents’ Association , Vicky Hathrell, Cambridge City Council.
Homes on Northrop Road facing Lime Avenue, Aura development. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 October 2014.
Trumpington Community College opened in its new buildings on Lime Avenue at the beginning of the autumn term. It was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Gloucester on 23 September 2016.
Source of information: Trumpington Community College , Trumpington Community College opening .
HRH the Duke of Gloucester at the opening of Trumpington Community College, 23 September 2016. Source: Trumpington Community College.
A major extension to Fawcett Primary School opened to the east of the original building.
Source of information: Fawcett Primary School .
Above: the extension to Fawcett Primary School.
Below: the original entrance to Fawcett Primary School and commemorative tree. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 1 November 2015.
Trumpington Meadows County Park and Nature Reserve officially opened on 11 June 2016, with a Discovery Day. The park is managed by the Wildlife Trust.
Source of information: Wildlife Trust: Trumpington Meadows ; TRA page: Trumpington Meadows Country Park .
Trumpington Meadows Country Park Discovery Day: guided walk on the pier at the pond. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 11 June 2016.
Poster for the Discovery Day, 11 June 2016. Wildlife Trust, June 2016.
On 1 April 2017, the land within South Cambridgeshire District Council between the City Council boundary and Hauxton Mill was transferred from Haslingfield parish into the new civil parish of South Trumpington (the area between the City boundary and the M11) and Hauxton parish (the area between the M11 and Hauxton Mill). South Trumpington parish includes part of the Trumpington Meadows housing development, Trumpington Meadows Primary School and Trumpington Meadows Country Park.
Source of information: District Council Community Governance Review ; South Trumpington Parish .
Progress with homes on the southern part of Osprey Drive, Trumpington Meadows, seen from the entrance to the primary school on Osprey Drive. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 26 February 2017.
Trumpington Community College on the day of its official opening, 23 September 2016. Source: Trumpington Community College.
The Anglo-Saxon gold and garnet ‘Trumpington Cross’ found in 2011 during the Trumpington Meadows excavation was donated to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Downing Street. The cross and other items from the bed burial went on temporary display while a new case was installed.
Source of information: U niversity of Cambridge ; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology .
The display about the Trumpington Cross at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 9 February 2018.
The Clay Farm Centre opened on 4 April 2018, after preliminary events in March 2018. The Clay Farm Library and the community hall and rooms opened at this point, with the café and medical practice to follow shortly. The City Council and County Council took the lead in developing the community facilities that would be needed to support an enlarged community. From 2011, a Project Board developed the concept of the Centre, selected the architects, worked with the architects on the detailed design, selected the builders and followed through the construction process and fit out. The Centre is managed by the City Council.
Source of information: C lay Farm Centre ; TRA: Clay Farm Centre .
The Clay Farm Centre: reception and Clay Farm Library. Trumpington Medical Practice reception. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 April and 17 March 2018.
The Trumpington Local History Group produced an exhibition about The Changing Face of Trumpington , with the support of the Clay Farm Centre. The seven information panels were on display in the The Clay Farm Centre during the preliminary events in March 2018 and when the Clay Farm Library opened in April 2018.
Source of information: Changing Face of Trumpington: opening of the display ; C hanging Face of Trumpington web pages.
Randall Evans, Andrew Roberts, Alison Sutton and Howard Slatter, at the launch of the Changing Face of Trumpington display , Trumpington Local History Group meeting, the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Wendy Roberts, 22 March 2018.
The first day of opening of the Clay Farm Centre: the Changing Face of Trumpington display. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
A Cambridge Blue Plaque celebrating the life of Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929) was unveiled at the Guildhall on 6 February 2018 and subsequently placed with the earlier Blue Plaque to Henry Fawcett (1833-84) on 18 Brookside. The grave and headstone of Henry Fawcett in Trumpington Churchyard has also been restored.
Source of information: C ambridge Blue Plaques ; see also the meeting on 10 May 2018.
The refurbished grave of Henry Fawcett, Trumpington Church. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 April 2018.
The Blue Plaques to Millicent Fawcett and Henry Fawcett, 18 Brookside. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
Trumpington Park Primary School opened in September 2017, alongside Hobson Avenue, between Addenbrooke’s Road and Hobson Square. The School is part of the Cambridge Primary Education Trust. This is the third primary school in Trumpington.
Source of information: Trumpington Park Primary School ; T RA: Trumpington Park Primary School .
Trumpington Park Primary School. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 15 September 2017.
T he first patients were admitted to the new Royal Papworth H ospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on 1 May 2019 and it was opened by the Queen on 9 July 2019.
Source of information : Royal Papworth Hospital .
Royal Papworth Hospital and the new busway route. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 30 April 2019.