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Cross Keys Inn (Bird's Yard) 1911

Cross Keys Yard, Magdalene Street

History of Cross Keys Yard, Magdalene Street

1851

Cross Keys Yard:

Matthew Ball, 63, vinegar maker’s clerk, b Hackney

Frances Levitt, 51, house servant, b Lolworth

Magdalen Street: (unnumbered)

William Ingle, 41, ironmonger, b Cambridge

On 15 September 1858 Josiah Chater reports in his diary a fire opposite Magdalen College, next door top Ingle’s.

1861

1.Sarah Blett, 55 college servant, b Cambridge

2.William Ingle, 51, whitesmith, b Cambridge

1874

William Adison, carpenter

Henry Purkis, corn merchant

Gawthorpe, engine driver

Howard, flyman

1913

3.B W Rich

2.Mrs Ready

1.James Evans Silk, coachman

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Cross Keys Yard, 1920

Cross Keys Yard was home to Messrs W K Bird, a malt vinegar brewer and mustard and potted meat manufacturer, for 105 years before the premises were acquired by Magdalene College in 1915.

By 1932 work was underway on Mallory Court.

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