Hello My Name is Fonz Chamberlain and I've been interested in the history of Cambridge since I was young.

I was born in Mill Road and either lived in the city or one of the surrounding villages.

I enjoy sharing the history of Cambridge by appearing on different radio and TV stations across Cambridgeshire and beyond. 

I have also produced articles, which have featured in a range of newspapers and magazines.

In recent years I have also done talks for groups, schools and libraries and been involved with walks in the city.

I'm currently producing an online programme called Cambridge Historian Live.

 It's viewed across the world and the first series was viewed by over 20,000 viewers. 

I think Cambridge has a wonderful history and I hope you enjoy this website.

Fonz Chamberlain

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