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74 Searle Street in 2016

74 Searle Street

History of 74 Searle Street

74 Searle Street in 1885 (Cambridgeshire Collection)

In the photo Frederick French is standing by the door next to Abigail holding an infant. There are two children seated in the pony and trap. There is a tall bakehouse to the side of the premises. Frederick and Abigail French ran a bakery and corn merchants here from the early 1880s until after 1911. Flour was available from nearby Chesterton Mill run by his brother in French’s Road.

1891 Searle Street

Frederick W French, 40, baker, b Chesterton

Abigail, 36, b Wales

Ernest A, 13, b Chesterton

Mary E, 10, b Chesterton

Ruby E, 7, b Chesterton

Cora R, 5, b Chesterton

Daisy H, 3, b Chesterton

The family had been living in 1881 on High Street, Chesterton

1901 74

Frederick W French, baker


Ernest A, 23, baker

May E

Ruby E, 17, dressmaker

Cora R, bookbinder

Daisy, 13,

Frederick, 9, b Chesterton

Agnes M, 7, b Chesterton


Abigail French, widow, baker

Ernest A, baker

Mary E, assisting in business

Cora R, assisting in business

Daisy H, dressmaker

Agnes M, typist


Mrs French, baker and corn dealer


John’s, J Peck, ladies hairdresser

(flat 2 ) M Joyce

(flat 3) Bryan Meadows

Roger Capon

74 Searle Street in 2001


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