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34 Bridge Street

History of 34 Bridge Street

West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century

1717 nos 33 & 34 belonged to estate of Sir George Downing

1811 Downing estate auction by Downing College. Bought by John Eaden merchant and William Eaden senior, linen draper.

1827 properties remortgaged by Eaden family


Edward George Ransom, 26, chemist and druggist, b Cambridge

1885  freehold of properties sold to Benjamin Jolley. Atfetr his death porperties divided between sons. Benjamin C Jolley had no. 33; William Jolley no. 34.


David Gibbs, 37, clerk antique furniture, b Cambridge

Jessie, 34, b Cambridge

Alyn, 6, b Cambridge

Jean Birnie, mother in law, 65, b Scotland

Jeannie Birnie, sister in law, 38, muff maker draper, b USA

James Birnie, brother in law, 25, salesman antique furniture, b Cambridge


Bennett & Sons, saddlers and harness makers

1931 St John’s bought property from William Jolley


Cambridge Bedding Centre


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