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Railway Cottages next to Mill Road Bridge, 1998

130 (27 Railway Cottages) Mill Road

History of 130 Mill Road

UK Census:


George Watkins, 40, Railway Goods Guard, born in Ipswich

Sarah Watkins, 44, born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Jane Watkins, 10, born in Cambridge

George Watkins, 8, born in Cambridge

Charles Watkins, 5, born in Cambridge

William Wilson, 18, nephew, Railway Telegraph Messenger, born in Cambridge

Samuel Wilson, 16, nephew, Railway Telegraph Messenger, born in Great Claxton, Essex


George Simpson, 28, railway porter, b Suffolk


Alfred John Backer, 26, railway porter, b Cambridge



Charles Northfield, 39, railway guard, b Dorset

Elling, 37, b Cherry Hinton

Millie, 15, b Cambridge

Fred, 12, b Cambridge

Alfred, 10, b Cambridge

Wilfred, 6, b Cambridge

Hubert, 4, b Cambridge

Arthur, 1, b Cambridge



Edward Brown, platelayer

William Jordan, acting fireman



Michael Bowyer in ‘Air Raid!’ pub. 1986, describes how in the afternoon of 30 January a German bomber came into Cambridge at low level from Ely and dropped nine 50kg HEs at 15:57, straddling Mill Road bridge. Bombs burst in the Corporation store yard, and then 130 Mill Road and the next house were shattered by a direct hit. Two civilians were killed and ten injured.

Mill Road bridge bombing 1941


(130a) Bernard Horner

(130) Frank Martin


Frank Martin

Frederick Bond


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