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Mill Road junction with Kingston Street (109, The White Swan) and Devonshire Road (Great Eastern Temperance Hotel)

109 Mill Road, The White Swan (Three Swans)

History of 109 Mill Road

When a former landlady, Kay Gilbey, passed away in 2022, Cambridgeshire Live ran a tribute to her with memories of her time at the pub.

Then and Now

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1861 Three Swans

Banjamin Ward, 39, baker publican & bricklayer, b Essex

1871 White Swan

Joseph Sansom, 28, cow keeper and publican, b Hunts

1881 White Swan Inn

William Cawthorn, widower, 65, brewer, b Downham


Joseph W Shinn, 50, publican, b Fordham

109 Mill Road, White Swan (Cambs Collection)

1913 The White Swan

A Smart

1962 The White Swan

Thomas W Smith

White Swan, Mill Road



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