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42 (13?) Newmarket Road

History of 42 Newmarket Road

1901 (13?) probable location

Ernest Taylor, 26, manual instructor, London

Annie, 24,  Sutton

John, 1, Cambridge

Constance, 3, Cambridge


John Brignell, 40, builder and undertaker, b Cambridge

Julia, 39, b Glemsford

Lilly Julia, 16, law student, b Cambridge

Eva Willie, 12, b Cambridge

Maria Cook, relative, 42, b Glemsford


John Brignell, builder

During the war John would send parcels of food and other essentials to men in the trenches. I received a letter of thanks from a soldier in the 6th Division whop went on to say: We have not had a wash, shave or change for two weeks, and are plastered from head to foot with mud. We are a happy band of mudlarks and still keep smiling. (From Barnwell at War, 2018).


John Brignell and Co


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