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3 Downing Grove, 54 Lensfield Road

History of 54 Lensfield Road


John Fish Symonds, 57, solicitor, b London

Gertrude Catharine, 54, b Cambridge

Frederic Cotton, 23, articled clerk, b Cambridge

Nora Grace Phillips, 19, servant, b Cambs


John Fish Symonds

4/9/1942: Death of Solicitor. Many people in Cambridge will learn with regret of the death of Mr. H. F. Shaw, which occurred on Sunday after a long illness, at his home at 54, Lensfield Road. A well-known and much respected figure, Mr. Shaw had practised as a solicitor in the town since just after the last war. He was 50 years of age. During the last war he lost the sight of an eye while serving in the 12th Suffolk Regiment, and very shortly afterwards came up to Christ’s College to study law. He took his M.A. and LLB. degrees and studied practical law for some time under Mr. Guy Stanley. Later he became a partner in the firm, and for the past 18 month, since the retirement of Mr. Stanley, had been in sole charge. In 1936 he was appointed Clerk to the Cambridge County Petty Sessions at the Shire Hail. In the Borough he was a frequent prosecutor for the police, and also instructed many counsel for the Crown at Assizes (Cam. Press)



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