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17 (44) Ditton Walk

History of 17 Ditton Walk

1925 (44)

Marie Clark born at no.44.

What is now Ditton Fields used to be. large field to which we could gain access at the top of our garden. I understand a military hospital had been built there during the 1914/18 war but was later demolished. … Where Quainton Close is today the Marshall family occupied a large house and the first airfield occupied land near the Coldham’s brook at the bottom of Cut Throat Lane. I believe this was about 1929.

Marie Clark recorded her reminiscences in  “Memories of Abbey and East Barnwell” p.9 published by Cambridge City Council [date unknown]



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