Categories Photography Punting On The River Cam In Cambridge Post author By David Bennett Post date November 13, 2016 7 Comments on Punting On The River Cam In Cambridge As before – click on the image to see a larger version. Rate this:Like this:Like Loading... Related ← Cambridge Bicycles and Buildings → Write This Way 7 replies on “Punting On The River Cam In Cambridge” Good photograph. Nice click LikeLike Looks like such a charming village! LikeLike It has city status! LikeLike So is this where it gets its name then, the bridge on the River Cam? LikeLike Yes indeed. I didn’t know that until we were researching Cambridge last month. LikeLiked by 1 person Is it (was it) an important crossing then? So sorry, I know very little about your geography. ): LikeLike I don’t know how important it was. Cambridge is quite small even today and the land all around is flat. Cambridge is also on the southern edge of the Fens. I am not sure whether the word ‘fen’ is used other than in the UK, but it means an area of marshland. The fens covered quite a large part of eastern England until they were drained in the 1600s so that land could be used for farming. LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.