Website of the month, March 2013…

The website of the month for March 2013 is the Cambridge Past, Present and Future section of Ian Kitching’s website. While it is very basic it is full, predictably, of interesting information about Cambridge’s past and present as well as developments that were once in the future (the website doesn’t look like it’s kept up-to-date anymore). One particularly interesting part, for example, is the section on the Kite area of Cambridge which has since been virtually replaced with The Grafton Centre (increasingly often simply “The Grafton”).

Speaking of The Grafton Centre, I’ve always wondered about the naming of it. It would seem likely that it could ultimately trace its name back to Grafton Street, Dublin, in a similar way to Fitzwilliam College ultimately being named after Richard FitzWilliam (responsible, amusingly, for Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin – coincidence!?). Does anyone know for sure?