Cambridge 2000: Park Terrace: Hobbs Pavilion

Description: Park Terrace: Hobbs Pavilion
Date built: 1930
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Date photograph taken: 31 May 2004 (Alternative map: Google map)

Located on the western edge of Parker's Piece, originally this building was a pavilion for cricket, which has been played on Parker's Piece since around 1830 (the city government almost stopped this in 2005 because of lack of money to cut the grass).

The pavilion was named after John Berry (Jack) Hobbs, who was born in Cambridge and played here before going on to become one of the best cricket batsman ever.

The building was extended in the 1960s. There has been a restaurant (of differing varieties) in the pavilion since 1978.

The London Plane tree just visible at the left was removed in November 2008, when a new line of trees was planted along this side of Parker's Piece.

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