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Sidney Street corner with Green Street. No 47 right foreground.

49 Sidney Street

History of 49 Sidney Street


Thomas Shallow, ironmonger, 52, b Cambridge

Eleanor, 42, b Suffolk

Eliza, 20, b Cambridge

Harriet, 18, b Cambridge

Ann Smith, 26, cook, b Knapwell

Sarah Calton, 22, servant, b Cambs


Thomas Shallow,  whitesmith and ironmonger employing 7 men and 5 boys, b Cambridge


Walter Stockbridge is at his home in Melbourn at the time of the census.

The business previously been at 14 Green Street

The Sidney Street premises was a shop with a carriage entrance at the side, leading to a Georgina house at the rear. Their business was largely selling secondhand furniture to undergraduates when they arrived in Cambridge and buying it back when they graduated.


Walter Stockbridge, 44, furniture dealer, b Melbourn

Alice M, 38, b Cambridge

Alice M, 9, b Cambridge

Blanche, 8, b Cambridge

Margaret, 6, b Cambridge

Madeline, 5, b Cambridge

Gladys, 3, b Cambridge

Cyril, 1, b Cambridge

Walter, 4 mos, b Cambridge

Sarah Thoday, 16, servant, b London

Kate Benstead, 17, nursemaid, b Waterbeach

Martha Hancock, 16, servant, b Fulbourn


Walter Stockbridge, furniture dealer

Cyril Hedley Stockbridge

After WWI the business was taken over by Walter’s two sons. Walter and Cyril.


Sidney Street 1920 (Cambridgeshire Collection)


Co-operative Ins Society


Santander bank


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