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Magdalene Street / Chesterton Lane junction (Photo by W F Turner -Cambridgeshire Collection)

11 Magdalene Street, King’s Arms

History of 11 Magdalene Street

NB The photo shows the name to be The King’s Head

Mike Petty (Facebook) notes:

The east side of Magdalene Street saw major change with the demolition of old properties at the corner of Chesterton Lane and the erection of Benson Hall.

W.F. Turner reported: Chesterton Lane Corner house was at one time called the Three Swans and kept by Albert Pointer, it was afterwards a saddler’s shop kept by Mr Bennett. The inn next door was the King’s Head and here the Cambridge Boxing Club was first formed. The road then was about half its present width. [W.F. Turner Old Cambridge – CIP 19th November 1929]


George James Field, 39, publican, b St Neots

Sarah Browning, 39, b Cambridge

Mabel Kate, 13, b Scarboro

Ethel, 11, b Scarboro


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