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26 – 27 Sidney Street

History of 26 - 27 Sidney Street


Charles Edward Brown, 45, magistrate, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 40, b Cambridge

Sarah Raynor, 32, servant, b Hauxton

Eliza Porter, 23, servant, b Burwell

[Charles’s father had been the postmaster in Green Street; Charles became mayor of Cambridge 1846-7 and was associated with the Cambridge Chronicle]



John  Lockington, 54, tobacconist, b Hunts

Elizabeth, 49, b Ely

Matilda, 9, b Ely

Ann Hanes, 18, servant, b Haslingfield


Charlotte Goodliffe, 49, widow, butcher, b Hunts

Martha, 16, assistant, b Cambridge

George, 10, b Cambridge

James Newton, servant, 19, journeyman butcher, b Cambridge

Mary Smith, servant, 19, b Hunts

1936, Blue Book


(26) F Winton-Smith, provisions merchant

(27a) Scottish Mutual Assurance

(27a) British Oak Insurance

(27) Austin Beales, coal merchants


(26) Tooks Ltd, bakers

(27a) Scottish Mutual Assurance

(27) Brian Cloke & Co, accountants

(27) Charringtons Vinter, coal and coke merchants

26 Sidney Street, 1970 (MoCH155)


26 – 27 Sidney Street, 17.9.2007 (photo DG 2022)

This picture was taken on this day, 17th September, 2007.
The start of the UK financial crash and the first time there had been a run on a bank in the UK for well over 100 years. Savers queue to try and draw their savings out of the Northern Rock on Sidney Street in Cambridge. (DG)


Virgin Money


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