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1 St Mary’s Passage

History of 1 St Mary's Passage


Thomas M Wood, 64, teacher of music, b Cambridge


7/7/1903: Cambridge is becoming an uncongenial place for the purveyor of pirated music. The latest of several seizures took place at the instigation of Messrs Bedwell, music dealers of St Mary’s Passage. A member of the firm, with the assistance of police, examined a stock of music being sold by several hawkers on Market Hill. About 80 copies of well-known songs and some of Sousa’s marches were found among the stock being sold cheaper than authorised charges for music produced by the holders of the copyright. They were promptly confiscated and taken to the police station. The hawkers were agents of a huge and craftily constituted organisation that exists for the distribution over the country of music of this description (Cam. News)

1, St Mary’s Passage


G C Bedwell, teachers of music, piano and organ

J E Baker

1950s – motorbikers at St Mary’s Passage


University Cameras

Smart & Webb, solicitors


The Senate, bar & bistro


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