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11 St John’s Street, The Merry Boys

History of 11 St John's Street

St John’s Lane in 1895 showing Merry Boys Inn in St John’s Street

The Merry Boys was situated at 11 St John Street. This pub was present by 1830, at which time it was called the Three Merry Boys.  By the mid-1850s it was tied to the long-gone Thompson’s Lane Brewery of Cambridge.  It survived until at least 1895.


James F Marshall, 31, wine and spirit merchant, b Trumpington


Watkin Bird, fruiterer and florist




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