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Dant's Ferry

Cutter Ferry bridge / Pye Bridge / Dant’s Ferry

History of Cutler Ferry / Dant's Ferry

The following website on Cambridge history:

says that the family who ran the ferry at one time were called Dant and they had a boat called Cutter.

Information about the Dant family can be found here:

See also Enid Porter’s article: Boat Building

David Dant lived from 1808-1892. In 1891 David W Dant, waterman, was living in Trafalgar Street. 

In 1881, Samuel Dant and his family’s address was River Ferry, Cutter Premises.

Possible Dant’s Ferry

1901 OS map: Emmanuel College boathouse and Cutter Ferry

The photo above is  Dant’s Ferry / Cutter Ferry with Emmanuel Boat House next to it. The 1901 OS map identified the two buildings.

Cutter bridge 1928 (Cambridgeshire Collection)

The bridge became known as the Pye Bridge because it provided the main route for workers at the Pye Factory.

Cutter Bridge with Dant’s Ferry 1928 (Cambridge Collection)

Cutter Bridge 1928 (Cambridgeshire Collection)


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