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A S Campkin

10 – 11 Rose Crescent

History of 10 Rose Crescent


Alexander Macintosh was an ironmonger and brazier here. His grandfather William Macintosh had started the family business around 1815 as a coppersmith next to Holy Trinity church in Market Street. Later William worked at 23 Market Street.

1871: (11)

Algernon S Campkin, chemist and druggist [in 1861 A S Campkin was living with his parents in Meldreth where his father is a registrar and his elder brother a grocer; in 1851 the family is in Melbourn and his father is a grocer and draper]

Elizabeth P

Walter C, 31, brother, b Melbourn

Jemima Doggett, 19, servant, b Cambs


Campkin’s Illustrated Cambridge Almanack was established in 1875 as an advertising medium. They were issued free to customers. the final issue was in 1940.


(10) George Juler,48, master bootmaker 6 men, b Cambridge

Emma, 44, b Northants

Alfred Lock, nephew, b London

Ann Martin, 14, servant, b Sussex

Edward W Lyon, lodger, 21, undergraduate, b Ches.

Frank H Francis, 18, scholar, b Middlesex

(11) Algernon S Campkin, chemist and druggist

Elizabeth P

John S, 9. b Cambridge

Bernhard S, 7, b Cambridge

Francis S

Percival S

Harriet Symonds, 22, servant, b Cambs

Elizabeth Newell, 17, servant, b Cambridge

1891: (11)

Algernon S Campkin, chemist and druggist

Elizabeth P

Francis S, chemist apprentice

Percival S, 14, b Cambridge

Robert C Trocen [?], 19, chemists assistant, b Essex

Emma Smith, 19, servant, b Teversham


Algernon Sidney Campkin, 54, chemist and optician, b Melbourn

Elizabeth Priscilla, 52, b Cambridge

Francis Sidney, 26, pharmacist chemist and optician, b Cambridge

Hannah Rose, 32, servant, b Chesterton



S P Ora, tobacconist

William Henry Wheatcroft LL.D

Algernon Sidney Campkin JP, chemist, optician and dentist, Vice President Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Alderman and Deputy Mayor of the Borough

Francis Sidney Campkin, chemist and optician

Bernard Sidney Campkin, chemist and druggist

T Reed and Son, jewellers and watchmakers

Ernest A Cobb

4/2/1924: Algernon Sydney Campkin was the last survivor of a family who had for several generations farmed land at Melbourn. In 1861 he was articled to a chemist and druggist and subsequently in 1868 succeeded to the old-established business of the late Mr William Brewster, an apothecary of some eminence in Rose Crescent, Cambridge, which he very successfully conducted up to the time of his death. (Cam.News)

15/12/1927 Many a charming gift can be purchased at a chemist’s shop. Ladies always find scent very acceptable and at Messrs Campkin and Sons, Rose Crescent, Cambridge, there can be obtained a choice selection of perfume. Soap and bath salts in dainty packages, or toilet brushware are suggestions that may help to solve the gift problems for those whose pockets are not very deep. (Cam.News)


For some years Rossiter’s Art Shop was based here. They were art dealers, frame makers and gilders.


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