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William Lawrence Bragg

3 West Road

History of 3 West Road


William Laurence Bragg, physicist and crystallographer Nobel Prize 1915

Alice G J Bragg, b 1899 (WVS organiser)

Margaret A Bragg, b 1931


James A McGoughan, b 1932

Hilda M Leaper, b 1909, children’s nurse

Beatrice B Watts, b 1911, children’s nurse

Nellie Norfield, b 1889, cook

Elizabeth F Thorpe, b 1903, housemaid

There is a detailed description of family life at 3 West Road in Crystal Clear: the autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg pub. OUP 2015.

Crystal Clear (excerpt)



Gonville and Caius College hostel


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