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Chequers Inn, 74 High Street, Cherry Hinton

History of the Chequers Inn, Cherry Hinton

Enid Porter writes in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore p.142 about the annual fair held near the Chequers. By 1888 it had become the Amusement Fair in Mill End Road. Before World War II the fair was being held in the first week of October.


Henry K Patten, 35, butcher and publican, b Cherry Hinton


Dyson Webb, 60, ag.lab., b Cherry Hinton

1891 Chequers

James A Kane, 32, innkeeper, b Ireland

Chequers Yard

John Scarr, 25, engine driver, b Cherry Hinton

Robert Ellis, 35, coal porter, b Great Wilbraham

Susan Lane, 65, laundress, b Chery Hinton

Jane Flack, 31, laundress, b Cherry Hinton

1901 Chequers

Stephen H Judges, 25, publican, b London


Chequers Yard

(1) Mr Charles John Patten, 52, carpenter, b Cherry Hinton

(2) Mr Daniel Kefford, 27, labourer, b Cambridge

(3) Miss Jane Flack, 50, laundress, b Cherry Hinton

(4) Arthur Cooper, 53, thatcher, b Cherry Hinton

Chequers Inn

Harry Webb Linsey, 35, contractors labourer and publican, b Great Shelford

In 1924 the CDN had published this story 19 March: The village of Cherry Hinton has been agog with excitement with rumours regarding the wealth of a sexagenarian spinster, who was removed to Chesterton workhouse infirmary. The woman has been living in a little two-roomed whitewashed thatched cottage in the Chequers Yard under conditions of poverty. The amount of her wealth has been subject to considerable exaggeration and the latest rumours put the figure at about £1,000 A search revealed £140 in coin of the realm, including £15 in gold, a large number of half crowns and many smaller coins, secreted in several places in each of the rooms of the cottage, a fact that points to her having hoarded small sums for many years.




Jesse E Tabor, b 1908, licensed victualler & pig breeder


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