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Market Street

21 Market Street, Stetchworth Dairy

History of 21 Market Street

21/7/1903: Smallpox Scare. The Stetchworth Dairies beg to inform our numerous patrons that the utmost precaution is being taken to protect them during the prevailing epidemics, the Dairies being under strict medical supervision. The working staff are being vaccinated. (Cambridge Press)


A new shop front was installed. It was later covered over in the 1930s



(Stetchworth Dairy)

C R Alder, general manager



Campkin & Sons, camera dealers

21 Market Street c1960

21 Market Street c1960

21 Market Street c1960

A woman who lived in Cambridge in WWII had vivid memories of Stetchworth’s dairy shop in Market Street opposite the large old family firm of Eaden Lilley’s. The woman shoppers used to drool over the the bowl full of eggs at the back of the shop, and, in the window, they admired the large jug painted with roses and marked with the word ‘ crea.’ None of them had tasted cream for some years and were lucky if they had one egg a week. (Lois Strangeways 28.2.01)


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