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72 Norwich Street

History of 72 Norwich Street

1962:

Lionel Cherry, grocer

10/1/1980: Customers at Cherry’s Stores in Norwich Street, Cambridge, have said goodbye to the couple who have run the shop for 34 years. Lionel Cherry and his wife Kathleen took over in 1946 and built up a business which, in days when petrol was cheaper, offered a free delivery service to Newnham and Arbury. The shop was the place where Robert Sayle started as a draper and has been a grocers for more than 100 years, owned in all that time by just three shopkeepers. It will be the end of a long family connection with the trade. Mr Cherry’s uncle had a shop on the junction of Arbury and Milton Roads which became known as Cherry’s Comer (Cambridge News)

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