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Edwin Samuel Montagu

59 Bridge Street

History of 59 Bridge Street


Joel Smart was the son of a Gloucestershire cloth manufacturer. Coming to Cambridge shortly after the battle of Waterloo he commenced business at 59 Bridge Street in 1826, removing in 1840 to Petty Cury and in 1853 to 11 Market Street. Here he purchased the clothing business of Watson Taylor who had been trading from early in the century. He took his son, Charles, into partnership, in whose family the business still remains. Such is the history of one of the oldest firms in Cambridge where customers will find all the latest materials and the most fashionable styles at keen prices. (Cam News 27/11/1933)


Bedford Alfred Starling, 59, stationer, b Cambridge

Kate, 59, b London

Martha C Hurrell, 21, servant, b Suffolk


Bedford Alfred Starling, stationer

Hon. Edwin Samuel Montagu MA MP, Under Secretary of State for India

Edwin S Montagu (1879-1924) was a Liberal politician who served as Secretary of State for India between 1917 and 1922. He was the third practising Jew to serve in the British cabinet. He was MP for Chesterton from 1906-1918 and then represented Cambridgeshire until 1922.


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