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28 Trinity Street

History of 28 Trinity Street


Robert Chatton, 50, gardener, b Norfolk

Ann, 58, b Cambridge

Thomas K Hunt, 34, solicitor’s clerk, b Cambridge

Sarah, 37, b Cambridge


Pratt founded tailor’s business



Thomas D Pratt, 54, tailor & robe making employing 5 men & 1 boy, b Cambridge

Mary A E, 52, b Cambridge

Albert W, 19, b Cambridge

Ernest E, 16, b Cambridge

Edward W Wakefield, lodger, 18, university student, b Westmoreland

Martha M Knightley, servant, 19, servant, b Histon



Susannah Haslop, widow, 35, lodging house keeper, b Cambridge

Horace H, 6, b Cambridge

Constance M, 3, b Cambridge

Ethel Jane Rout, visitor, 24, butcher’s clerk, b Herts

Rose Green, servant, 16, servant, b Herts

Rebuilt 1910 in C18 style, in general character with street; 3 storeys; brick; stone cornice below parapet; 4 windows, hung sashes, glazing bars; shop front 5 bays divided by Ionic pilasters with entablature and windows with glazing bars. Nos 26 to 38 (consec) form a group.


Susannah Hurst, 43, lodging house keeper, b Cambridge

Horace Harry Haslop, 16, son, draper apprentice soft furnishings, b Cambridge

Constance May Haslop, 13, daughter, b Cambridge

Annie Sleath, 16, servant, b Essex

Lilian Ada Heasman, 23, visitor, manageresss dyers and cleaners, b London


Pratt & Co, tailors, robemakers and University outfitters

F T McMurray

H T Wing

J Bryan, packer

13/10/1962 Pratt, Manning and Co of Trinity Street, Cambridge’s oldest bespoke tailoring firm, is to close. It was established in 1865 by Thomas Pratt and acquired by Aid H.T. Wing in 1897. Until the First World War about 80% of the trade was from undergraduates who ordered three or four suits at a time. Today students on grants cannot afford high prices for hand-made clothes and they rely on professional and business men for their trade. Customer’s patterns and records will be transferred to their London office and a cutter will visit Cambridge at regular intervals. (Cam. News)


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