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28 Sidney Street

History of 28 Sidney Street


John Chapman, 51, boot & shoe maker employing 8 men 2 boys, b Northants

Emma, 31, b Kent

John, 21, boot & shoe maker & shopman, b Cambridge

Ebenezer, 13, b Cambridge

Alfred, 4 mos, b Cambridge

Robert Frost, visitor, 16, b Northants

Martha Unwin, 20, servant, b Histon

Hannah Hunt, 14, nursemaid, b Hinxton


William Thomas Thrussell & son, bootmakers

An article in the Cambridge Evening new 1.10.1971 stated that Thrussell and Son had been a bespoke boot making firm for 131 years. The business was originally acuired by Mr W T Thrussell in 1840 and remained in the family’s hands until closure in 1971. The current store manager, 75 year old Edwin Covill) was due to retire and the lease with Sidney Sussex College was about to expire.


Thrussell and Son acquired the business of G Dewberry bootmaker at 44 Sidney Street. They kept both premises until 1954 when they closed 44 Sidney Street.


Thrussell & Son, boot and shoe maker


Thrussell and Son closed their business at 28 Sidney Street.




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