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Peterhouse Hostel

42, 43, 44 Trumpington Street

History of Peterhouse Hostel

1871 (43)

Charles Whichello, 38, grocer, b Bourn

Hannah, 35, b Middlesex

Annie, 8, b Cambridge

Lizzie, 6, b Cambridge

Richard, 4, b Cambridge

Edmund, 2, b Cambridge

Charles, 1, b Cambridge

William F, 3 mos, b Cambridge

Emma Young, 22, book keeper, b Essex

William Billson, 15, grocers assistant, b Leicester

Emma Brown, 26, servant, b Stetchworth

Rebecca Miller, 24, nursemaid, b Burwell

Ellen E Franklin, 14, nursemaid, b Cambridge

In August 1876 Josiah Chater’s eldest daughter, Ethel, went to work at Whicello’s grocery shop. She started at 7.30 am, left at 8 or 9 in the evening, had all her meals there and was paid £26 a year.


(42) Miss Goulding

(43a) Edmund Seymour Curtis

(43) Holt’s grocery, wine, and beer store

(44) Miss Gadsby, lodging house keeper


Peterhouse Hostel

42 Trumpington Street (RGL2023)

Wikipedia: The Hostel is situated next to the Master’s Lodge. It was built in a neo-Georgian style in 1926 from designs by Thomas Henry Lyon. The Hostel was intended to be part of a larger complex but only one wing was built. It currently houses undergraduates and some fellows. During World War II the London School of Economics was housed in The Hostel and nearby buildings, at the invitation of the Master and Fellows.

Plaque on wall next to 42 Trumpington Street (RGL2023)


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