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The Cross Stretham nr Ely

Stretham Data

Stretham History

The Malt and Hops, Stretham, 1928 (photo H Bullock) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Beatrice Stevens in Stretham: A Feast of Memories, 1989 recalls that there were 14 pubs in Stretham. Isaac Nicholas and his wife kept the malt and Hops. The pub was popular because of its location near the Gravel or Wooden Bridge, both on the river. The pub was later taken over by Tom Stubbins.

Online the pub is described as having been in Pond Street but a Pond Street in Stretham is currently untraceable.

First Old Age Pensioners Tea Party, Stretham 1909,(MoC1/513/74)

Oldest man at Stretham pensioners Tea Party 3.2.1909 (MoC2/513/74)

Stretham Feast, c.1910

The fair was held in the street between the rectory gate and the cross. It was referred to as Stretham Pont Feast because of MIss Pont who sold home-made rock.

Bog oak in Stretham, 1956 (MoC)

Feast p000  cover

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