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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.



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



Business sold to William Towler of Lincs.



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


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