1 Flower Street
History of 1 Flower Street
Flower Street is named after Benjamin Flower. He was one of the so-called ‘rational Dissenters’. he published a local newspaper, the Cambridge Intelligencer and in 1797 criticised Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, (who lived at Llandaff House). He was fined £100 and was sentenced by the House of Lords to 6 months imprisonment for contempt. He later married a young woman admirer who had visited him in prison.
(1a) Sarah Ripley, widow, 45, charwoman, b Suffolk
Joseph, 19, train conductor, b Cambridge
Sidney, 12, b Cambridge
William, 10, b Cambridge
William Edward Ripley: Private 3279, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 27th June 1916. Enlisted Edward Street, resident Cambridge. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)