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30 Market Hill

History of 30 Market Square

1792

Simon Barrett founded a china and earthenware business. Simon had three sons, of whom, Robert senior and George, followed him in the family business while John, father of Agnes Chater, set up as a linen draper.

Orders from Mr Deck to Barrett’s 1852-3 including nipple cups. a glass urinal and an invalid feeder

1871

Robert Barrett [1808-1891], widower, 60, china dealer, b Cambridge

Sarah Fellwell, relative, 68, b Norfolk

Edwin R Barrett, son,  30,  china dealer’s assistant, b Cambridge

George R, 25, china dealer’s assistant, b Cambridge

Catharine, 22, b Cambridge

Alfred S, 20, grocer, b Cambridge

Louisa, 19, b Cambridge

Sarah Ingrey, 25, servant, b Cambs

Harriett Ship, 21, servant, b Fen Ditton


1881

vacant


1891


1901


1911


1913

Barrett & Sons, glass and china dealers

30 Market Hill c.1920

Barrett’s horses and vans. Horses were used until 1950s.

Barrett’s horse drawn truck c1910 with china and glass wrapped in straw.

Barrett’s delivery truck c.1920s

30 Market Hill c.1920s

Interior of Barrett’s china shop, 30 Market Hill

Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) Bicentenery display at 30 Market Hill

The Last Hansom cab in Cambridge outside Barretts ?1920 (from By-ways of Cambridge History by Ada Keynes)


1962

Martin’s Bank Ltd

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1979:

Barrett & Son mug made for Poste Hotels. It was given to staff at Christmas at the Christmas lunch. Photos from BG.

Barrett and Son mug (photo BG)

Barrett & Son mug 1979 (photo BG)

Barrett & Son mug 1979 (photo BG)

 


2018 occupied by Boss Menswear

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