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53 - 55 Fitzroy Street (north side) 1970 (MoC 34/92/70)

Fitzroy Street (North Side) (East)

History of Fitzroy Street North Side (East)


Working Men’s Club

The Master of Peterhouse hosts a suffragist speaker at Cambridge Working Mens Club




109: Alfred Suttle, shipping, emigration and rail agent [See Victoria Avenue west]

GN and GNER receiving office

108: Starr and Rignall, photographic artists and frame makers

108 Fitzroy Street, Ralph Starr – unknown subject (MoC15.41)

Starr and Rignall, unknown subject (MoC396/85)

Photo by Starr, 108 Fitzroy Street, subject unknown (MoC)

107: Moon and Co, drapers

106: –

105: Mrs Clara Still MP, provision stores

104: W and R Fletcher Ltd, butchers

Telegraph, Money Order and Post Office

103: W Heffer and Sons, stationers, printers

101 / 102: Frederick Morley, pawnbrokers; Arthur Kirbyshire, manager

Here is James Street

100: John Walker, drapers and outfitters

99: Florence Louisa Liles, hosier

98: Benjamin Liles, leather seller and bootmaker

William Ewart Liles

Christ Church Parish Rooms

Christchurch Institute (MoC12/60/69)

[In World War One a communal kitchen was opened here. It followed the initiative of ‘national kitchens’ which were opening across the country. Meals ranged in price from 4d to 1s and were on sale every day between 12 and 2pm and from 5.30 to 7.30 in the evening. By November 1918 the kitchen was selling 2,000 portions a day. See Barnwell at War (2018).]

Here is Church Street

97: Freeman Hardy and Willis, repair depot

96: Mrs M A White

95: Henry Foulger Hayward

94: Elijah Newman, bootmaker

93: John Robert Traylen, plumber

92: Frank Potter, builder

91: William James, printer

90: Skinner and Waldock, corn dealers; Richard Ison, manager

89: Edgar Smith, general shop

Here is Albert Street

88: London Central Meat CO; Robert Read, manager

88 1/2: J K Williams, grocer and provision dealer

87: William Cooper, hardware shop

Plantation Row:

  1. Mrs Smith
  2. John Pratt, labourer
  3. W S Whitehead, carriage painter
  4. Charles Squires, painter

86: Henry Ding, shoemaker

85: Frederick Campion

84: Mrs Green

83: F G Clark, shoemaker

82: Frederick Smith, rag merchant

[82 Fitzroy Street is described as a brothel in the 1850 court case involving the theft of a coat by Charles Collis]

81: John Smith, sweet stores

Here is Wellington Street

80: Frederick A Maddison, baker and corn dealer

79: James Wing

78a: Charles Clarke, vanman

77: Charles Rowling, bricklayer’s labourer

Chivers’ chicory factory

76: Henry Miller Langley

74 – 75: J Whitehead, fruiterer

73: T Fox, slater

72: John Bishop, cement worker

71: Mrs S Edwards

70: William Hunt, carter

68 – 69: Mrs Stokes, baker

68 – 69 [old numbering] Fitzroy Street (MoC 253/70

Here is Gloucester Place (later Severn Place)

Cambridge Working Men’s Club and Institute

64 – 74 Fitzroy Street, junction with Gold Street, 1939 (photo L Cobbett) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

47 – 57 Fitzroy Street, corner of Fitzroy and James Street, 1939 (photo L Cobbett) (Cambridgeshire Collection)



Fitzroy Street 45 – 41, 1971 (MoC 59/71)

(41) Suttle, tobacconists

(43) Henry’s ladies hairdressers

(43) Denture Repair Service

(45) Pauline’s Dress Shop, ladies outfitters

(47) Mrs A Wadham, confectioner

Mrs A E Tarrant

(49) Ernest E Griggs, fruiterer

(51) –

(53) J D’Arcy Penberthy, stationer and Post Office

(55-57) Fredrick Morley, pawnbrokers

1935 Cambridge Daily News

Monday was the busiest day for pawnbrokers as people returned the suits they had retrieve to wear for church on Sunday. (Vanishing Cambridge, Mike Petty)

59 Fitzroy Street, 1972 (MoC115/72)

Here is James Street

(59) Hire and Supply Ltd

(63) William John White, boarding

Christ Church Parish Rooms

Here is Christchurch Street

(71-73) Elliott & Langford, leather

(75) Thomas Crawford

(77) Frank Finnegan

(79) Mrs S Caldecoat

(81) Mrs P Hobbs

(83) Miss Mole

(85) James Langford

(87) Mrs V Turner, wardrobe dealer

(89) John Barnes

Here is Napier Street

(95) Harry L Whitehead

(95) William Whitehead, fruiterers

Here is Wellington Street

(133) British Thomson Houston Co, electrical engineers

(135 – 151) vacant

Here is Severn Place

(155) Mrs W Cook

Cambridge Working Men’s Club and Institute


95 Fitzroy Street, 1970 (MoC 249/70) between Napier and Wellington Streets.

59 – 61 Fitzroy Street c.1980 (MoC)

89 Fitzroy Street, 1970 (MoC1970)



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