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Sarah Tredgett

297 – 301 Histon Road

History of 297 Histon Road

Details of the history of this site can be found here:

Sarah Tredgett moved here around 1886 from 312 Histon Road, after her husband had left her and their family and gone to New Zealand. The family business remained at 31 Market Hill.

297 Histon Road

1891 Ainger Nursery

Sarah Tredgett, head, fruiterer and florist, b Cambridge

Kate E, 24, assistant, b Chesterton

Harry, 22, assistant, b Chesterton

Frederick E, 21, nurseryman, b Chesterton

Jessie, 17, assistant to florist, b Chesterton

Sidney, 16, brazier, b Chesterton

Ebenezer, 14, assistant to fruiterer, b Chesterton

Rosa, 12, b Chesterton

Ada C, 11, b Chesterton

Violet Lillian, 10, b Chesterton

Claude V D, 9, b Chesterton


Sarah Tredgett, florist and fruiterer

Harry, florist and fruiterer

Frederick E, florist and fruiterer

Ebenezer, florist and fruiterer

Ada C, 21

Violet L, florist shop assistant


S Tredgett and Sons, florists


S Tredgett, florists, Ainger Nurseries


Scotsdale Laundry: Miss Kate Wade proprietress

The Scotsdale Nursery (301) had been run by three spinsters who used Tredgett’s glasshouses as washhouses.


Scotsdale Laundry bought by Dudley Turvill for his younger brother Ronald to manage when he was demobilised from the Commandos in 1946.


Scotsdale Laundry amalgamated with Swiss Laundry in Cherry Hinton Road.


Scotsdale Laundry bought for £2,000 by Swiss Laundry.


(297) Scotsdale Laundry Ltd

(299) Scotsdale Nurseries

(301) Ronald D Turvill


Scotsdale Laundry operation moved to Cherry Hinton Road. Laundry building became a furniture showroom for John’s, a firm in Bridge Street.


Ainger Cottage demolished.



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