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Airship Beta II - Jesus Grove 1912

18 Jesus Lane, Crown Hotel

History of 18 Jesus Lane

1912:

Marshall of Cambridge (pub 1990) states that the business moved from King Street to Jesus Lane in 1912. The premises were leased from Jesus College; in 1912 Marshall mechanics assisted with repairs to an Army airship which had made a forced landing at Jesus Grove. This was the Company’s first contact with aviation.

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1913: Crown Hotel

William Radford, cab and taxi proprietor

1914-18:

The Jesus Lane garage was devoted to servicing and repairing vehicles required for the war effort, including Rolls-Royce armoured cars and ambulances used for collecting the seriously wounded soldiers from the station on their return from France. David Marshall meanwhile had the war-time post of organising the catering at the Woolwich Arsenal where he had to provide over 24,000 meals a day for munitions workers.

1962:

(17 – 22) Marshall’s Cambridge

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