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5 King’s Parade

History of 5 King's Parade


Harriett Rushbrook, widow, 50, lodging house keeper, b Cambridge


Typewriting Bureau, F D Sell, manager


Percy Ashman started work here. In 1981 (CWN 2nd April) he recalled that in the 1920s most of ‘the boys’ used to wear grey flannel bags which cost 35s a pair. They used a lot of material and Mr Plenderleith was determined to phase them out. “He made an extra wide pair for a newspaperman called Lightening who used to go round the town shouting his head off. That killed them off with undergraduates.


George Plenderleith, tailors


Cambridge Classical Records




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