Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: it was built early in the 18th century and consists of a long rectangular range at right angles to the Newmarket Road. Alterations were made early in the 19th century and subsequently a wing and various small additions were built on the E. The mill adjoining on the N, presumably a rebuilding of an older mill, is dated 1871. Fuller writing in 1662 says paper was made here ‘in memory of our fathers’. Subsequently it seems to have been used as a flour mill until affected by reduction in the flow of the brook resulting from extraction by the Waterworks Company who bought the freehold.
A B Gray, Cambridge Revisited, noted in 1921 the attractive garden here. He writes that the old building had been used as a flour mill until the water supply was interrupted.
1901: Fen Ditton
John James, 51, machinist letting out threshing machines, b Fen Ditton
1913: The Moat
Francis George Blandford
Frederick J Pope (born 1905) remembered in the CEN 1988:
At the back of the Globe was the Paper Mills. A Mr Northfield had a sign writing business there and that was where the quoits beds were; the Globe played in the quoits league. The other teams in the league were the Dog and Pheasant, Gas Works, Pike and Eel, British Queen and Salisbury. The Ordnance Corps took over the Maltings during WWI; it was ideal because it had space and its own railway siding.
(a) Hector Chadwick, b 1870, professor of Anglo Saxon
Norah Kershaw, b 1891
Sarkis Topalian, b 1892, lecturer School of Oriental Studies
Satenik, b 1896
Sylvia, b 1925
May, b 1928
Betty Rea was an acquaintance of Desmond Bernal; she created the statue of the three bronze swimmers outside Cambridge’s Parkside swimming pool. She taught at Homerton College between 1949 and 1964.
1962: Paper Mills
Plaque on photo reads ‘F.E.1871’
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