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Alice Rose Dickerson (family)

4 (2) Newmarket Road

History of 4 Newmarket Road


James Canham, 51, builder and contractor, b Fen Ditton

1901 (2) St James Terrace

Edward Green, 61, college servant, b Cambridge

Maria, 64, b Cambridge

Agnes, 19, pupil teacher, b Cambridge

George Start, lodger, widower, 60, cabinet maker, b Essex


Ethelbert H J Rigg, 37, cycle agent, b London

Rachel, 37, b Ely

Doris E, 10, b Cambridge

Harold J, 8, b Cambridge

Mary, 7, b Cambridge

Ethel, 5, b Cambridge

Ellen, 6 mos, b Cambridge

1913 (4)

Rigg and Co, Causeway Cycle Store

(4a) Walter Stockbridge, cabinet maker’s workshop

1916 (Oct): Ethelbert Rigg pleaded not guilty to the charge of showing a light through a glass roof over his kitchen one night the previous month. Sergeant W Winter told the court that the buildings round Mr Rigg’s house were illuminated by a gas burner in the kitchen. The defendant said that his glass roof was distempered and the light was covered by a dark green umbrella and a sheet of brown paper.nevertheless, he was fined ten shillings.

1935 – 1936 Cambridge Oil Services

The company was set up by George Mace and Charles Peters. It served the farming community. They were two friends from Harlton who had married sisters, Alice and Elsie Dickerson, In 1935 and 1936 both couples were living at this address.

After 1936 this remained the business address but the two couples moved to 530, Old Gardens, Newmarket Road.

George Mace (family)

Elsie May Dickerson (family)

Charles Peters (family)


Burchnell’s Ltd, electrical engineers


1973, Burchnell’s, Newmarket Road



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