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A Laurie & McConnall mangle owned by the Coote family

9 – 17, (121 – 129) Fitzroy Street

History of 121 - 129 Fitzroy Street

Listed Building. No. 17.

1883 Laurie McConnal opened in the former drapery, china and hardware premises of Samuel Young.

1903 The premises were destroyed by fire. Rebuilding took place at once and led to the construction of the little bandstand at the top of the store. “From it the Cambridge Town Band used to play for the entertainment of Saturday shoppers while teas were served on the roof garden. A sixpenny ham tea was a favourite speciality.” (Down Your Street, 1984, p136.)

1905 Postcard to Mrs FitzGerald at 127.

Church of SS Mary and Gabriel, Binbrook, Leics.

Postcard to Mrs FitzGerald, 127 Fitzroy Street, 25.7.1905

Fitzroy Street, 1906. Laurie and McConnell on left. (MoC 8/79)

Laurie and McConnell Ltd c.1910

1913 (121-129)

Laurie and McConnal Ltd, ironmongers, furniture, grocers etc etc

Laurie & McConnall mangle owned by the Coote family

1935 Cambridge Daily News

1962 (9-17)

Laurie and McConnal Ltd, departmental stores



Sketching Cambridge by Michael Large



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