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Smarty and Son, Mill Road

11 Market Street

History of 11 Market Street

1851

Watson Taylor, 38, tailor and fitter, b Hunts

Jane, 36, b Herts

Alfred, 9, b Cambridge

Margrate Pilgrim, 15, servant, b Cambs

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1861

Joel Smart, 61, tailor and outfitter 25 hands, b Gloucs

Charles, 31, tailor and outfitter, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 30, teacher of drawing, b Cambridge

Henry William, 29, no occupation, b Cambridge

Lizzie Alice Cross, granddaughter, 10, b London

Mary Baker, 18, servant, b Essex

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27/11/1933: Joel Smart was the son of a Gloucestershire cloth manufacturer. Coming to Cambridge shortly after the battle of Waterloo he commenced business at 59 Bridge Street in 1826, removing in 1840 to 1 Petty Cury and in 1853 to 11 Market Street. Here he purchased the clothing business of Watson Taylor who had been trading from early in the century. He took his son, Charles, into partnership, in whose family the business still remains. Such is the history of one of the oldest firms in Cambridge where customers will find all the latest materials and the most fashionable styles at keen prices. (Cam. News)

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1962

Smart & Son Ltd, tailors

2018

Cafe Nero

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