Thursday, 26 July 2012

Red Cow, Cambridge

A pub at 1 Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In 1851 and earlier, the address was given as Butcher Row. At 5 Guildhall Street in the 1871 & 1881 census. At Guildhall Street & 1 Corn Exchange Street at different times. Arthur Jn. Quick was the landlord during Lowry's time at Cambridge University. In 2002 the pub was renamed to just the Cow.

Lowry refers to the pub in Chapter 4 of his novel Ultramarine when Dana Hilliot is recalling his time in Cambridge; "- and later the two undergraduates fighting outside 'The Red Cow'." (Pg. 130).

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