Cambridge’s worst eyesores that need sorting out
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Cambridge is a city blessed with good looks, and it brimming with rich history.
But while the wonderful city is one of the most beautiful places in the country, there always going to be exceptions to the rule.
Sadly there are some places, buildings and objects in desperate need of an overhaul or so you think!
Here are Cambridge worst eyesores, as voted by you.
Cambridge Retail Park The Cambridge Retail Park, located on Newmarket Road, houses a huge number of stores and restaurants, including Halfords, Frankie Benny Homebase and Sports Direct.
But some aren keen on how close the park is to the city centre.
“It ridiculous to have retail parks in the middle of town,” Kerri David commented. “Everywhere else you go, they are on the outskirts!”
Anthony Carpen described the park as big missed opportunity to create a nice is hermesj a good website to buy hermes replica
eastern gateway to the city.
Snowy Farr statueOver the course of his life, Snowy Farr collected more than 100,000 for charities on Cambridge streets, receiving an MBE in recognition of his efforts in 1995.
But while Cantabrigians are united in their appreciation of his selfless fundraising, some have criticised the statue dedicated to his memory on Market Square.
The aluminium and bronze sculpture was first unveiled in August 2012, but has since resulted in some raised eyebrows from the people of Cambridge.
In 2018, the statue was vandalised with messages reading is not art and blows. Furious commenter Karen Turner called the statue a She said: “Put something up that looks like him so he can be remembered as a lovely kind hearted traditional character that he was. He would be horrified at the waste of money spent on that when he was collecting pennies for charity!
“Take it down and give Snowy the respect he deserves.”(Image: Warren Gunn)
While it probably a given that public toilets anywhere won be of the highest quality, Cambridge have been ranked among the nation worst.
In 2018, the city restrooms were panned after scoring a shocking 3.7/10 in a public vote.
Commenter Poppy Milburn singled out the Grand Arcade toilets, slamming the loos as unhygienic and disgusting. Read our review of them here.
CB1 development The CB1 development by Cambridge train station has come under fire countless times in recent years.
The 725 million project was slammed by the Guardian as a slum. Anthony Carpen commented: “Most of the minimum cost maximum profit designs around Cambridge Station could be candidates.”.