“This site is run by Antony Carpen, a local historian behind the Lost Cambridge project”

This is Dusk, the Cambridge Town Owl. Dusk originates from the Owl on the Cambridge Guildhall clock, installed in the mid-1930s.

Cambridge Daily News from the British Newspaper Archive, 1939.

A curious sight given the original plan was to have the two Neptune Horses that support the Borough Coat of Arms as supporting the Guildhall Clock.

Mr Sargent, amongst other correspondents identifying that the owl represented dusk – or night time.

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