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87 Mill Road (Cambs Collection)

87 (44) (46) Mill Road

History of 87 Mill Road

In 1882 Sturton Town Hall was built behind numbers 45 and 46. Later the ground floors of 87 and 89 were combined and became the Kinema Café and then City Bargains.

Read more about Sturton Town Hall and the Kinema.


1861 (46)

Robert Roe, 34, GER engine driver, b Berks

1871 (46)

Robert Hellaby, 37, railway inspector, b Derbyshire

1881 (46)

(46) George Ranner,  25, railway signalman, b Cambs
Celia Plumb

[George and Plumb married in 1879. In 1891 the family were living at 18 Catharine Street.]

See Mill Road Cemetery entry

1891 (44)

Oswald [George] Smith, 29, club custodian, b Essex

Emily, 28, b Hardwick

Harry P, 1, b Cambridge

Fanny, 3 mos, b Cambridge

By 1899 Oswald George Smith was living at 72 Gwydir Street, his address when he was prosecuted for fraud.


William White, 30 bootmaker, b Cambridge


William White, bootmaker


Kinema Lounge Cafe, Alfred Pointer prop.

This is likely to have been the location, a ‘cafe opposite St Barnabas church’, where the Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club started.

Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club history




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