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12 Market Hill

History of 12 Market Hill


Henry Eaden, 48, wine merchant, b Cambridge

Caroline, 54, b London

Louisa Pettit, 23, b Cambridge

Jane Amell, 24, cook, b Cambridge


Henry Eaden, 58, wine merchant


National Telephone Company set up an exchange in Cambridge. Within 4 years it had 128 subscribers. In 1908 the company offices moved to 2 Alexandra Street.

12 Market Hill, National Telephone Company c.1900 (Cambridgeshire Collection)

The poles and wires of the telephone company are clearly visible.


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(Grapes Tavern, Nat. Tel Co,)

George B Vaughan, 27, telephone night operator and ??, b London


Fribourg & Treyer, tobacconists and cigar merchants

12a: Edward Fordham


Les Gurner, Don Pasquale and Cockerell Road

In 2018 occupied by restaurant Don Pasquale.


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