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BBC presenter Mary Beard backs campaign to stop Cambridge becoming "Croydon of the Fens"

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BBC presenter Mary Beard has backed a campaign described by a fellow Cambridge professor as stopping Cambridge becoming the "Croydon of the Fens".
The historian has joined efforts to stop the demolition of a Victorian terrace to make way for a modern development.
Wilton Terrace in Station Road is earmarked for demolition by developers who want to build what Professor Beard described as "brutalist" office blocks.
Professor Gavin Camp, an architectural historian at Cambridge University, has backed the campaign to halt the development, which he says is reminiscent of overdeveloped Croydon.
He told the Cambridge News: "They are good examples of High Victorian domestic architecture, are sound and serviceable and deserve to survive.
"Clearly they stand in the way of a campaign to make Cambridge the Croydon of the Fens."
Beard, a Professor of Classics at Cambridge, has presented programmes about the Romans, including life and death in Pompeii, on the BBC and appeared on Jamie's Dream School on Channel 4 in 2011.

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