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Old Cross Keys Yard, Magdalene Street

History of Old Cross Keys Yard, Magdalene Street


William Kidman Bird & Sons, malt vinegar brewers, mustard and potted meat manufacturers

  1. Percy Mayes
  2. Mrs Ward

13/4/1932 Large new buildings designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens are part of a comprehensive extension scheme by Magdalene College on land originally occupied by Bird’s vinegar and mustard factory. For two years it has been one of Cambridge’s biggest building contracts but the comparative obscurity of the site has kept it out of the public eye. Eventually the whole of the west side of Magdalene Street from the bridge to Northampton Street will be cleared for reconstruction with a more imposing bridge and a further college wing at right angles to the present one. (Cam.News)


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