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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.

1841

Elizabeth Fynn, 60

William Fynn, 24, tailor

Martha, 24

William, 4

James, 2

1851

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

1861

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.

1871

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

1881

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)

1891

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

1901

Edward A Hoppett, 46, print seller, b Cambridge

1913

James Rossiter, picture frame maker

1937

Miss Charlotte K Webster, confectioner

1962

E W Matthews, hairdresser

Kenneth Twist, architect

1970

D T G Matthews, hairdresser

1981

Donald and Raymond Matthews, hairdressers

2018

The Mane Lounge

2021

CSL, beauty salon

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