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The Shakespeare, Newmarket Road Oct 1951 (MoC178.71)

44 (14 & 15 Sun Street) 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.


1848:

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


1861:

Business sold to William Towler of Lincs.

(15 Sun Street) Shakespeare

Hannah Beeton, 49, publican, b Lincs


1871: Shakespeare

Hannah Beeton


1881:

(14) William Towler

(15) Susan Beton


1891:

(14) William Towler

(15) Susan Beeton


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.’


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


1913: The Shakespeare

J Passant


1962: not listed

The Shakespeare (MoC178.71)

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