1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge: has walls of plastered timber-framing and of brick…It is L-shaped on plan, with a long range projecting W from the southern part of the E range. The oldest structure is that half, approximately, of the W range adjoining the E range; it is of the 16th cent.
Richard Hopkins Leach‘s parents, Barnett and Margaret leach, ran this pub from October 1812. Barnett died in 1814 but his widow continued to run the pub until 1816.
John Nutter (Pigot’s)
John Glasscock (Pigot’s)
William Bullen (Gardner’s)
Sarah Bulman was living here, sister of William Lusher. William and his father were living at 17 Willow Walk.
Thomas Favell (Slater’s)
William Lusher was living here. In 1863 he married Amelia Constable. In the same year he took over the grocer’s shop in 15 Petty Cury.
William Bullen (Post Office)
William Bullen, widower, 50, brewer, b Norfolk
Alfred, 20, b Cambridge
Amelia, 20, b Cambridge
Fred, 12, b Cambridge
George, 8, b Cambridge
Eliza Ransom, 29, cook, b Stapleford
George Bullen, brother, 60, gardener, b Norfolk
Elizabeth Foreman, 23, servant, b Fulbourn
Mary A Patten, servant, 16, b Fulbourn
Charles King, 20, barman, b Hardwick
W Bullen and Son (Spaldings)
James Harris, 43, hotel proprietor, b Middlesex
Emma, wife, 27, b Wiltshire
Fladgate, son, 16, b Kent, deaf
Ernest, 14, b Kent
Ethel, 12, b Kent
Percy, 11, b Kent
Minnie, 10, b Kent
Jane Vane, 21, lady help, b Kent
Maria Hall, 21, chamber maid, b Cambridge
Elizabeth Hartley, 15, servant
Frederick Silk (Kelly’s)
Frederick Silk (Kelly’s)
William Silk (Kelly’s)
William W Silk, Pickerel Inn, fly and funeral carriage proprietor
9/10/1922: There were exciting scenes at the Pickerel Yard, Magdalene Street after a loud explosion was heard in the harness-room. Fred Silk had been cleaning his motor bicycle and in filling the tank had spilt petrol. He then lit the acetylene lamp and threw the match down. Immediately flames sprang from the floor and the petrol tank exploded. His arm was rather badly burned and bicycle left in a fearful state, though not damaged beyond repair: about half the back tyre was burned completely away. The fire was put out by Thomas Frohock, a porter at Magdalene College, using a Minimax patent extinguisher. (Cam.News)
Benjamin Frederick Silk (Kelly’s)
Karl E Friman
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