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The Cottage, 58 Grange Road, 1948

58 Grange Road, Burrells Field

History of 58 Grange Road Burrells Field

1939 The Cottage 58 Grange Road

Archibald F Brown, b 1895, private chauffeur

Elsie M brown, b 1894

Bertha E Moore, b 1891

1939 Burrells Field 58 Grange Road

Charles L Hulbert-Powell, b 1890, clerk in Holy Orders

Eva C, b 1875, private means



1948 – 1953

John and Joan Boursnell

Email from MB March 2022: When my parents were married in 1948 they moved into what they called “The Cottage” at Burrell’s Field at 58 Grange Road. This was a small house attached to the large grand house. The big house still stands, but sadly the Cottage has been demolished to make way for student flats. In 1953 they had a house built at no.38 Thornton Way.

My father [John] was born in Acton, London, but moved to Cambridge after the war to work in the University Biochemistry Department. He had been working in St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London during the war, on war work (studies to understand the effects of mustard gas), and was evacuated to Cambridge during the war. After the war he worked for the Agricultural Research Council on Huntingdon Road on reproduction. 

My mother [Joan] was born in Cardiff, met my father in Oxford, and they moved to the Cottage in Grange Road after they were married in 1948. My mother worked in the University Botany department as a postdoctoral researcher, and later taught Biology in Cambridge and became Chief Examiner for Biology for the Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board.

They had three sons who went to school in Cambridge, and who went on initially to be a social worker, a scientist and a school teacher.

The Cottage, 58 Grange Road, 1948


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