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Steam Laundry Cottages c1950. No. 6 is closest to the camera which is looking north.

6 Steam Laundry Cottages, Laundry Lane

History of 6 Steam Laundry Cottages


John Osbourne, 67, farm labourer, born Cambs

Ann, 64, laundress, born Cambs

Annie Macdonald, boarder, widow, 46, laundress, born London


Henry J Frost, steam laundryman


Jane Frost in front of 6 Steam Laundry Cottages circa 1911

Christopher H

Montague H

William H

Henry J

Robert G


(6 Steam Laundry Cottages) It is not clear from which end of the cottages the numbering started.

Henry James Frost, 48. laundry man, born Cambridge

Jane, 49, born Essex

Christopher, 21, labourer to carter, born Cherryhinton

Montague, 20, labourer to carter, born Cherryhinton

William, 18, farm labourer, born Cherryhinton

Harry, 16, farm labourer, born Cherryhinton

Robert, 11, born Cherryhinton

Sidney, 8, born Cherryhinton


Christopher William Frost was a private in 11th battalion Suffolk Regiment. He was killed in action 1/7/1916 aged 27.  Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial.

Montague Henry Frost was a private in the 11th battalion Suffolk Regiment. He died 23 May 1916 aged 25. Buried in the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.

William Frost was a private in the 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment. He was wounded in 1915 and killed in action 2/3/1916 aged 23. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.


Thomas J Cordon, b 1903, nursery foreman

Joy H, 1908, laundry hand

In 2022 AD wrote:

Sidney Frost (1905-89) was my maternal grandfather. His mother was Jane Frost (née Moore) born in Great Easton, Essex in 1861, died Cambridge 1963.



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