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Junction of Newmarket Road and Coldhams Lane 1929 (Cambridgeshire Collection)
198 (84) Newmarket Road
History of 198 Newmarket Road
Thomas Gunn, labourer
Thomas Gunn, 51, labourer
James Tarrant, 66, dog dealer
Charles Shadbolt, 31, hay carter and cattle drover
John Haslop, 61, bootmaker
John Haslop, shoemaking
Mike Petty (Facebook) writes:
Cambridge Slums – Cambridgeshire Daily News August 10th 1933
Cambridge is well ahead with its slum clearance schemes.
In the Newmarket Road area there was a case for clearance near the Tabernacle but most of the people worked in the neighbourhood and if they were rehoused on the outskirts it would mean increased cost in getting to work. They had displaced 342 people and only provided homes for 218 of them: would the rest be put onto the street? There was controversy over the fate of one old lady whose house had been demolished, but it was better than leaving her in a building so dangerous it might collapse and bury her.