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22 Sidney Street

History of 22 Sidney Street


John Finch, 22, bootmaker, b Kent

Sophie, 37, b Kent

Eliza Jane, 9, b Kent

Alfred John, 8, b Kent

Jabz Henry, 6, b Kent

Mary Anne, 3, b Kent

Luther James, 1, b Cambridge

William Dalby, apprentice, 15, boot maker, b Cambridge

Maria Gotobed, 13, servant, b Histon

Mary Chapman, widow, 73, needlewoman, b Huntingdon

Elizabeth Othirer, lodger, 68, needlewoman, b Hunts

Richard W Lambert, lodger, 21, undergraduate Trinity College, b Middlesex

James Swan Carter, head, widower, 73, retired coal merchant, b Cambridge, blind

Jane, 40, b Cambridge, deaf

Susanna Swan, 33, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Hannah, 31, b Cambridge

John Gifford, lodger, widower, 70, retired music seller, b Middlesex

Emma Barnard, servant, 17, b Haslingfield


Jane Harriet Dearls, widow, 80, baker, b Middlesex


Tom T Barnes, 46, cabinet maker, b Dorset

Eliza, 44, lodging house keeper, b Newmarket

Harriett Howlett, 18, servant, b Cambs

Syed Nehal Hussain, 21, historical student, b Bengal India

Kumar S Rangitsinhji, 18, law student, b Jamnagar State India

Ranjitsinhji , 22 Sidney Street

Ranjitsinhji is considered one of the greatest cricket batsmen of all time. He became Maharaja of Nawanagar in 1907.

Before 1919:

Lambert’s bakery shop


G P Hawkins’ Dorothy Cafe opened at 20-21 Sidney Street 1901-1904. It expanded into no. 22 in 1919 and then nos. 23 and 24 in 1930.


G P Hawkins Ltd,

(22-23) The Dorothy Cafe & Restaurant


Waterstones, bookshop



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