My secret source (a librarian friend) has come up with this explanation for the spikes in Senate House Passage. She asked the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre and they offered the idea that it was
"there to prevent thieves, muggers etc, from
hiding behind the building and jumping out on unsuspecting people. It
is a dark alleyway and would have been darker still in the 1800's..."
But no documentary proof! We will never give up! We need a picture of a mugger unable to find a hiding place! Or something!
The other day I noticed that my laundry presented yet another Project Spectrum opportunity! The green load...