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30 Market Hill

History of 30 Market Square


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


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







Barrett & Sons, glass and china dealers

30 Market Hill c.1920 (MoC47/65)

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

Barrett’s horse drawn truck c1910 with china and glass wrapped in straw. (MoC45/65)

Barrett’s delivery truck c.1920s

30 Market Hill c.1920s (MoC51/65)

Interior of Barrett’s china shop, 30 Market Hill (MoCP44)

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)

Barrett’s china shop (MoC53/65)

Barrett’s (MoC 50/65)

Barrett, Market Hill (MoC48/65)


Martin’s Bank Ltd


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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