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29 Green Street

History of 29 Green Street

Behind no.30, at the beginning of the 19th century was a Weslyan Chapel advertised in 1819 as The new Chapel.

1850

The Weslyan Chapel was taken over by the University Union Society in 1850 where they remained until 1866.

1851

(29)

Charlotte Dickerson, 57, fruiterer, b Cambridge

(29 1/2)

Henry Nunn, 32, livery stable keeper, b Cambridge

1861

(29) Joseph Ryder, 30, Weslyan and Methodist local preacher tailor and robemaker

(29 1/2) Union Society

(29 1/2) Ann Hewitt, 63, housekeeper, b Impington

1866

The vacated Union premises were taken over by Ernest Boys, a Rustat Scholar of Jesus College who had formed the previous year the Albert Institute. This was a social club having for its objects the promotion of religious instruction and healthy recreation among young men; it provided a library, reading room, evening classes, lectures and acted as a de factor employment bureau.

Gerard Cobb, composer of “Mandalay” took charge for a time of the musical side of the Club, whilst Rev Charles Kingsley, Dr Westcott, Dr H R Luard amongst others, gave lectures.

However, the society closed after Ernest Boys departure from Cambridge and the premises were taken over by the Reform Club.

1913

Sidney Cycle and Motor Depot, Knaster and Cox proprietors

Thurston’s University Billiard saloon, Charles M Newman proprietor

1962

Eaden Lilley, grocers

2018

Oska

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