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9 King’s Parade

History of 9 King's Parade

No.9 is of three storeys. It was built early in the 19th century and remodelled and extended east in the third quarter of the same century, probably by Isaiah Deck, to whom the shop front and the fittings may be due. (1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge)


Isaiah Deck, chemist

Isaiah transferred the pharmacy business started by his father on Market Hill in 1804. He started the tradition of launching rockets from the entrance of King’s College to celebrate the victory of Waterloo and this was continued by three generations of his family until 1914.


Arthur Deck succeeded his father Isaish


Arthur Deck, dispensing  chemist

A N Fynes-Clinton, Trinity Hall


Business became Deck and Pain until A A Deck retired in 1929


Business continued as G N Pain until 1932


G Peck and Sons took over the business


G Peck & Son Ltd, chemists

Mrs Barnett


Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe


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