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Callaby's 1935. (photo L Cobbett) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Midsummer House, Callaby’s, Midsummer Common

History of Midsummer House

Vanishing Cambridge, Mike Petty, notes: Callaby’s sign lasted long after his death. Callaby was a familiar character at the turn of the century; with a long-backed fancy mongrel under his arm he greeted undergraduates: ‘Want a little dawg, sir? Buy this one sir?’ At his home beside the Fort St George public house on Midsummer Common he also offered stables for University boat horses at 3/- and dogs at 2/6 [A E Reeve].

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