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The Brook

25 Brookfields, The Brookfield Tavern, The Brook

History of 25 Brookfields

1901 JM sent this note in 2023: In 1901 the landlord was Charles Capp and his wife was Sarah Capp. Charles was born in Elveton, Norfolk and Sarah in Trumpington. They had previously been landlords of the Brewers Arms in Gwydir Street.

Jessie Ayres lived for most of her life at 23 Brookfields. She had been born in the Brookfield Tavern in 1898 and moved next door when she married.

Her grandparents kept the Brookfield Tavern. Jessie remembered a dancing bear outside the pub. She also recalled how on a Friday afternoon the women would wait outside the pub for the men to come down from the cement works so that they could take their wages off them before they went in the pub.


Brookfield Tavern

Sidney P Turner


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