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7 Sidney Street

History of 7 Sidney Street


William Lee, 37, ostler, b Milton

Sarah Elizabeth, 30, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Jacob Jackson, lodger, 27, draper, b Suffolk

William Jackson, lodger, 29, grocer, b Suffolk


EL wrote in 2023: This shop, and many Cambridge scenes, feature in the comedy film BACHELOR OF HEARTS (1958) – directed by Wolf Rilla and staring Hardy Krüger, Ronald Lewis and Sylvia Syms. Krüger plays a young German student trying to make sense of the quirks of 1950s Cambridge and English life. This film features lots of late 1950s Cambridge locations, which may be useful to you – one of the occasions featuring H G Stiles Ltd is about 25 minutes before the end of the film, following the scenes set in the record shop.

Batchelor of Hearts – film 1958


H G Stiles Ltd, confectioners


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