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Charles Dion Bicknall

(29) (101) King Street

History of (29) King Street

1851

?

1861

(101)

Edward Fordham, 58, painter and glazier, b Cambridge

1881

(101) Fordham

1901

(101) Fordham

1913

(29) Arthur Chapman, labourer

1927

Charles Dion Bicknell, as told to the CEN by Alec Clark-Kennedy, bursar of Corpus Christi College:

Bicknell was the first of the tourist guides. He look like a tourist’s idea of a don. he was taken on here in 1922 out of charity to look after the Lewis Collection of Classical Antiquities. he was an Old Persean, who was taught by Dr Rouse, and a graduate of St Catherine’s, where he read classical archaeology. he always wore a pair of grey, stained slacks, no socks, and old brown tween coat, a button down pullover underneath with a neck tie of a creton material cut out of old curtains. He sported a silver topped black cane.

He died in 1958 (according to CEN) aged 68.

1962

Charles D Bicknell M.A.

2018

demolished

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