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23 – 24 Sidney Street, Sidney House

History of 23 - 24 Sidney Street


(23) Ben Clark, True Blue

(24) B Diver & son (late H W Wallis) new and second-hand booksellers and stationers

Benjamin Diver

Edward Beldam Diver, Lieutenant Cambs. Volunteer Fire Brigade

Sidney Street 1929


The drawing above shows the front of Woolworths at 22 Sidney Street before it was pulled back.

29/10/1938: Fireworks, jeers, cheers and shouts punctuated a meeting organised by the University Socialist Club addressed by Major[?][Clement] Atlee, the Leader of the Opposition, in the Corn Exchange. The noise died down when he began to speak but there were frequent interruptions caused by exploding fireworks. All police leave was cancelled because of the meeting and a visit by Sir Oswald Mosley to the C.U. Fascist Association dinner in the Dorothy Cafe. But rowdyism was principally of the vocal kind. (Cam.News)


(22-23) Dorothy Cafe & Resaturant

Sidney House contained the offices of a number of firms of solicitors


Joules, clothes shop


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