Allan Brigham dead: Cambridge Allan Brigham cause of death – obituary – tributes
- Date of death: September 08, 2020
- Age: year old
- Cause of death: unconfirmed
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One of Cambridge’s greatest ambassadors, Allan Brigham, has died.
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Allan Brigham tributes
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Sean Lang wrote;
People outside Cambridge may not realise what the cause of history has lost in today’s sad news of the death of Allan Brigham. He was a history graduate, an Hon MA of Cambridge University, a road sweeper who cared about the city he cleaned, and a huge enthusiast for history specifically this history of the people and town of Cambridge, as opposed to the university. He ran tours, he spoke, he wrote, he broadcast, he invited local people to discover a history they never knew they had and which he, through his cleaning work, saw up close. He was much loved in Cambridge and rightly so. There may well be such people in your own towns. If so, look them out, listen to them and learn – even the most learned have much to gain from the most local.
– specifically this history of the people and town of Cambridge, as opposed to the university. He ran tours, he spoke, he wrote, he broadcast, he invited local people to discover a history they never knew they had and which he, through his cleaning work, saw up close. /2
— Sean Lang (@sf_lang) September 9, 2020
Daniel Zeichner MP said:
“I am so very sorry to hear the news about Allan Brigham.
“Allan was extraordinary, always enthusiastic, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Cambridge, a man of unswerving principle and a fine trade unionist to boot.
“Allan was one of the first people I spoke to about becoming the MP for Cambridge and he helped inspire me to stand.
“Cambridge is the poorer for his passing. My thoughts are with Janice at this hugely difficult time.”
Former Cambridge mayor George Pippas said on Twitter:
“Alan was an amazing person. It was a privilege to have met him and served the Cambridge city with him! RIP.”
Wendy Blythe wrote:
“Allan’s championship of environmental commons & what makes Cambridge special is such a loss. But above all I’ll miss his humanity.”
She quoted Allan, adding: “Sometimes I feel my barrow is a mobile confession box, all sorts of people feel they can tell the council road sweeper their problems.”
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