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Ekin’s Yard, Magdalene Street

History of Ekin's Yard, Magdalene Street


The brewery in Magdalene Street, Cambridge was established in 1780 on part of The George Estate. William Ekin took over in 1834 then from about 1860 it became William Ekin & Son. William Ekin who was Mayor of Cambridge 1855/6 died in 1866 when his son, Augustus Goodman Ekin (1835-1892) was in charge of the business. He became the first Chairman of the Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Brewers Association in 1880. (see article in Brewery History 2012)


William Ekin, the ‘Cambridge Telegraph’ coach proprietor, agreed a deal for a day mail service. Previously the mail was delivered at night by the railway.


John Scudamore, boat builder

A Clark, stables

William Silk, stables


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