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31 Market Hill c. 1931

31 Market Hill

History of 31 Market Hill


Richard S Graves, 47, linen draper, b Lincs

Marianne C, 39, b Northants

Fanny S, 7, b Cambridge

Mary W, 5, b Cambridge

John J, 4, b Cambridge

Sarah, 3, b Cambridge

Edith, 1, b Cambridge

Richard W, 3 mos, b Cambridge

Francis E Hubbard, 24, draper assistant, b Leics

Arthur G Pattison, 17, draper apprentice, b Yorks

James B Frost, 15, draper apprentice, b Suffolk

Lizzie Mills, milliner, 22, b Waterbeach

Emma A Cruckshed, milliner, 26, b London

Sarah Ellen Fitzjohn, 24, draper’s assistant, b Rutland

Betsy Abbott, 21, servant, b Hunts

Ann Munson, 18, servant, b Cambs

Harriett Shaw, 16, servant, b Cambridge

Harriett Glascock, 13, servant, b Cambridge


Eliza Blunson, 50, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Heady, sister,  65, annuitant, b Cambridge

Adolfo Giordano, lodger, 30, clerk, b Italy

Romolo G Giordano, lodger, 22, clerk, b Italy


Ebenezer Tredgett opened a fruiterers shop. He also ran and lived at the  Ainger Nurseries in Histon Road. Newspaper adverts show the connection of the two businesses. The Tredgett’s had a stall on Market Hill in 1875 (notice published in 1875).


Sarah Tredgett ran the fruiterers and florists with the help of her family.

Maude Constable, with whom Ebenezer ran away to New Zealand, was a shop assistant at this time.




Sarah Tredgett died



Sarah Tredgett and Sons, fruiterers and florists

According to Enid Porter in ‘Victorian Cambridge’ George Tredgett had had a florist’s shop on Market Hill from the mid 19th centruy; they had bought a nursery garden business in Mill Road fro Jabez Chater in 1871. This was later sold when Mill Road was developed and they moved to the Ainger Nurseries in Histon Road.


Last year that notices referring to Harry Tredgett can be found. Ebenezer Tredgett Junior seems to have opened a business nearby in 1913 but he then served in WWI. (email from KT 2022)

late 20th century: Midland Bank

2018 occupied by Cath Kidston.


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