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19 Trinity Street

History of 19 Trinity Street


Mary A Edwards, 61,  widow, b Norfolk

Sarah A Burroughs, 50, companion, b Norfolk

Emma Goodchild, servant, 29, kitchen maid, b Norfolk

Rhoda Patten, servant, 24, housemaid, b Cambs

William Albert East, 20, lodger, student Trinity College, b Middlesex



Henry J Brown, head, 64, teacher of music, b Cambridge

Marianne, 65, b Bedford

Marianne, 40, b Cambridge

Clara Ford, servant, 17, b Chesterton

George Coates, head, 45, cab proprietor foreman, b Cambs

Elizabeth, 52, b Hunts

George W, 17, solicitor’s junior clerk, b Cambridge

Alice, 15, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Eliza Brittain, 46, aunt, widow, seamstress, b Hunts






19 Trinity Street undergoing alterations circa 1910 (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Matthews had to move out of their premises into the former Foster’s Bank while the alterations took place.


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Matthew and Son Ltd., wine, spirit & cigar merchants

Matthew of 19 Trinity Street

It was David Matthews, a founding partner of Matthew & Gent of 25 Trinity Street, who supplied 72lbs of mustard and 140lbs of salt as well as 1,400 mustard pots and salt plates for the enormous feast for 15,000 people on Parker’s Piece in Cambridge on 28th June 1838 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Victoria.

They offered home delivery. From the 1890s, telephone orders were taken and prompt same day deliveries were made every day in Cambridge except Thursday which was early closing. They employed motorcyclists to deliver across the country and regular customers had their own order book.

Matthew and Son, Trinity Street 1920s (MoC411/64)

Matthew vans outside Westminster College c.1922 (MoC74/73)

25/10/1935 The first new Morris 8-10 cwt light van in Cambridge has been supplied to Matthew and Sons Ltd of Trinity Street. It is revolutionary in its design with an offset engine mounting and a large rear opening for loading. The spare wheel, an eyesore on even the most attractive car, is neatly concealed in a carrier which incorporates the rear number plate. It has dipping headlights and traffic signal arms. The most remarkable feature is the price of £169 10s. in ship grey with blue or green paint three pound extra.(Cam. News)

25/6/1953 Customers calling at the grocery department of Matthew and Son in Trinity Street, Cambridge, have been startled to find, in the midst of all the food displayed – a caravan! Strictly speaking, ‘caravanette’ is a more accurate description, for it is not much larger than an ordinary farm-car trailer. It can be hauled behind an 8 h.p. car or even a motor-cycle combination, yet provides ample sleeping accommodation for two people and has a miniature kitchen. Moderately priced, it is likely to prove one of the most popular models that Cambridge Caravans Ltd have produced. (Cam.News)

Matthew, 19 Trinity Street (MoC296.64)


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