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5 De Freville Avenue

History of 5 De Freville Avenue


Rosamond Phillpott, 50, bookbinder artistic, b Somerset

Marguerite Ninet, visitor, 56, teacher of languages, b Switzerland

Annie Nightingale, servant, 26, b Girton

It seems quite likely that this is the same Rosamond Phillpott who stood for election in 1908 alongside Julia Kennedy but the two were both defeated. It wasn’t until 1914 that Cambridge would have its first woman councillor, Florence Ada Keynes.

Julia Kennedy stands for election



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