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23 Green Street (photo CL 2022)

23 Green Street

History of 23 Green Street

The building is believed to date from the early 17th century and may be the oldest building in Green Street. Next to no. 23 adjoining and extending into Trinity Street, stood the old printing offices of the Cambridge Chronicle.  When they removed to Market Hill in 1836, Metcalfe and Palmer took over the premises and in the 1868 the Cambridge Express came into being. When the old property was demolished in 1876, five feet was added to the narrow entrance into Trinity Street.


Elizabeth Fynn, 60

William Fynn, 24, tailor

Martha, 24

William, 4

James, 2


William Fynn, 37,  tailor, b Cambridge

Martha, 36, b Shelford

William, 14, tailor, b Cambridge

James, 4, b Cambridge

Samuel, 5, b Cambridge

Lucy, 2, b Cambridge

Robert, 6 mos, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, mother, 72, formerly bedmaker, b Cambridge

Sarah Coe, aunt, 64, b Cambridge


William Fynn, 59, bookbinder and parish clerk, b Cambridge

Sarah, wife, 42, b Ely

Frederick Garner, stepson, 25, tobacconist, b Cambridge

Fanny Briggs, stepdaughter, 15, b Cambridge

Fanny Chapman, 13, servant, b Cambridge

No. 23 Green Street circa 1900 looking west

The photo above shows no. 23 centre. On the right are buildings on the corner with Trinity Street that were later rebuilt.


Mary Flack, 26, housekeeper, b Stow cum Quy

Louisa Ann, sister, 22, hosier’s shop assistant, b Cambridge

Robert Charles, brother, 21, tailor’s clerk, b Cambridge

Hugh William, brother, 17, printer compositor, b Cambridge

Charles Algernon Smith, lodger, 27, newspaper proprietor, b Northants


Miss M Flack, lodging house keeper


Robert Charles Flack, 31, master tailor employer 5 men 1 boy, b Cambridge

Mary, 36, b Quy

Hugh William, brother, 27, printer and compositor, b Cambridge

William Charles Mactaggart, 19, law student, b Indonesia (Java,Batavia)


Mary Flack, 46, lodging house keeper, b Quy

Robert S Morrell, 23, teacher of Natural Science, b Yorks

In 1901 Mary Flack was at 4 Wrays Court


Edward A Hoppett, 46, print seller, b Cambridge


James Rossiter, picture frame maker


Miss Charlotte K Webster, confectioner


E W Matthews, hairdresser

Kenneth Twist, architect


D T G Matthews, hairdresser


Donald and Raymond Matthews, hairdressers


The Mane Lounge


CSL, beauty salon


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