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7a Jesus Lane, The Pitt Club, Pizza Express

History of 7a Jesus Lane

The site was originally the entrance to the inn yard of the Hoop. Four coaches left for London every day (5s fare) as well as coaches to Huntingdon, Birmingham, Stamford, Bury and Leamington.

1861: (7)

John Whitaker, absent sleeping at Porter’s Lodge, b Cambridge

Louisa, 53, wife, college servant, b Norfolk

There is a Wikipedia article about the later building:

It was built by the Roman Bath Company. The main promoter of this venture in 1861, to create Turkish Baths in Cambridge, was Henry Staples Foster, mayor in 1849. However, bathing in the river was a more attractive proposition and the Turkish Baths were not a success. The company sold the premises in 1863.

Cambridge builds a swimming pool and Roman baths in 1863, & closes it in 1864

William Pitt -a portrait in the Club reading room (MoC454/74)

A sporting undergraduate & typical member of the Pitt Club in the 1880s. From a lithograph in colour in the silence room of the Pitt Club. (MoC456/74)


A W Parmenter, lodging housekeeper

University ‘Pitt’ Club, D G Marshall, steward


S Maletka, guest house

University Pitt Club, K E Gladwell, steward

Pitt Club (MoC449.74)

Pitt Club (MoC450.74)

Pitt Club (MoC450/74) Staircase with ‘spy’ cartoons of past members.

Pitt Club (MoC) reading room, originally the location of the plunge bath for the Roman Baths


Strudel’s Restaurant


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