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127 Hills Road, J O Vinter & Sons Wharf

History of 127 Hills Road


Railway Coal Wharf (private railway siding)

William Flack, 46, commercial clerk coal, born Surrey

Harriett, 40, born Hunts

Harriett Jane, 14, born Middlesex

Arthur, 10, born Essex

John, 8, born Middlesex

Herbert, 6,  born Middlesex

Dorothy Ellis, servant, 16, born Cherry Hinton


Benjamin Thomas, 41, railway clerk, born Staffs

Clara, 40, born Cambridge

Humphrey, 10, born Cambridge

William Alfred, 7, born Cambridge

Jessie Willimott, step daughter, 21, milliner, born Cambridge

Gertrude Willimott, 18, pupil teacher, born Cambridge

Agnes Belton, niece, 9


Vinter’s Coal Office

Henry F Matthews, 49, foreman, born Cambridge

Rosetta, 44, born Herts

William J Overstall, boarder, 26, journalist, born Lincs


Charles Wright, 39,

Clara, 39,

Mary Froment, boarder, widow, 76, living on own means, born Girton

1903 OS map of Hills Road, Cambridge

Then and now (David Gent) – Hills Road, Cambridge, Brooklands Avenue junction on the left. This area of the City has been subject to ongoing development for a number of years. Behind the buildings to the right of Hills Road there used to be lot of railway sidings, coal yards and the like. First picture is from an undated postcard. Second was taken last week. Third picture is from the 1903 25” Ordnance Survey map. It shows the triangle of land Station Road/Hills Road/Brooklands Avenue junction. Note all the railway sidings in this triangle, also the huge Mill buildings, Foster’s/Spiller’s Mill, next to the Station.

Junction of Hills Road and Brooklands Avenue, date unknown


Charles Wright, 49, coal merchant foreman, born Bury St Edmunds

Clara Wright, 49, born Suffolk

Mary Ann Davenport, 67, widow, porteress on Dr Bradbury’s byday, born Essex


Charles Wright, foreman


Junction of Hills Road and Brooklands Avenue (photo DG 2022)


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