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Butt Lane, Milton

History of Butt Lane, Milton

1911:

Thomas Gregg, 38, colporteur, b Worcs

Emma Mary, 31, b Ireland

Thomas Charles Haddon Gregg, 3, b Worcs

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28/3/1938: Thomas Gregg, a familiar face on the Market Hill, has retired after 30 years as a colporteur. He came to Cambridge in 1908 and has sold Bibles, Testaments and texts on his market stall near the fountain every Saturday since. It was often used as a meeting place for preachers and people from the villages. He also works as a lay preacher and travels round on his bicycle. “I have cycled to chapels as far away as Ely and once preached five sermons at Wilburton on one Sunday”, he said. (Cam.News)

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