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10 Fitzroy Street

History of 10 Fitzroy Street

1913: [The 1913 Cambridge Directory lists two no.10 Fitzroy Street]

W Thompson, cabinet makers and undertakers

Thompson’s started as a cabinet makers in Willow Place in 1832 and became a furniture makers and sellers by 1881. They had an undertakers business as well as selling china wholesale. In 1982, after 150 years of trading in Cambridge, they closed down. Peter Thompson said their style of business was becoming outdated: customers were now more conscious of price than quality with big warehouses changing the way furniture is sold.

Eden Chapel and Thompson’s at junction of Fitzroy and Burleigh Streets 1964


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