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11-12 Sidney Street (MoC519/55)

12 Sidney Street, Freeman’s Court, Bodger’s Passage

History of 12 Sidney Street


Bodger and Co founded


Alfred Bodger, 33, hosier, b Cambridge

At some point Bodger took over 14 Sidney Street from Algernon James Pasco Osborne who had run a boot and shoe shop. No 14 became Bodger’s men’s shop. No 12 was the ladies’ clothes shop.

In 1861 there existed Freemans Court which may well have been the later Bodger’s Passage.

Freemans Court:


William Hales, 29, carpenter, b Cambridge


Charles Carlton, 48, brewer’s servant, b West Wratting


Henry Bovis, 32, painter and decorator, b Sussex


Charlotte Sarah Creeke, 66, domestic nurse, b London


A Bodger and Co, hosiers and glovers

Bodger’s passage between 11 and 12 Sidney Street housed stock rooms


W A Coad, draper, starts business here. Bodgers move to the opposite corner.

See Enid Porter:


Ladies Club: Miss K Stephen, president

Mrs P H Winfield, hon treasurer

Mrs Hingston Quiggin, Norfolk House, Hartington Grove, hon secretary

G Reynolds



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