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Stourbridge Fair 1725

Ironmonger’s Row, Stourbridge Fair

History of Ironmonger's Row

Notes from Honor Ridout’s ‘Cambridge and Stourbridge Fair:

It was possible to furnish and equip a house completely with purchases from the Fair. Between the Timber Fair and Cheapside (the Newmarket road) lay Ironmonger’s Row, the pewterers and braziers, the joiners and upholsterers.

From ealy times, the ironmongery at the Fair was a vital supply, with its own row. In the 18th cent., the well known Cambridge ironfounder, William Finch, and his son had a prominent booth here, selling bar iron. Nails were also vital and had a short row dedicated to their sale.


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