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44 (14?) Newmarket Road, The Shakespeare

History of 44 Newmarket Road

1837: Shakespeare Brewery

Probably in existence from this date when William Papworth acquired the Blue Ball at Grantchester.

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1848:

Brewery and 13 public houses put up for sale but William Papworth carried on with the brewery and two pubs.

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1861:

Business sold to William Towler of Lincs.

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1895:

On Towler’s death business sold ¬†at auction in 1897 to Lacons of Yarmouth. They closed the brewery but retained the tap as the ‘Shakespeare.’

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1901: (14?) Probable location

William Towler, 45, farmer, b Cambridge

Florence, 45, b London

Doris, 7, b Cambridge

Marjorie, 6, b Cambridge

Jack, 4, b Cambridge

Eva Dockerill, 16, servant, b Cambridge

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1913: The Shakespeare

J Passant

1962: not listed

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