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Jasper Maskelyne

Jolly Brewers, 30a Union Road (Princes Street)

History of the Jolly Brewers, 30a Union Road

1892 James Alex Kane (Kellys)

1896 John Woods (Kellys)

1901 (30a)

George Tokins, 48, licensed victualler, b St Neots

Caroline, 52, b London

Daisy, 18, b London

George, 16, brewers clerk, b Hunts

1904 Thomas Long (Kellys)

1911 Princes Street

Ellen Mary Laurie, 48, publican, b Suffolk

Violet Gertrude, 22, dressmaker,  b London

1913 Mrs Ellen Mary Laurie (Spalding)

1916 Mrs Ellen Laurie (Kellys)

11/8/1949 Sitting in the bar of the Jolly Brewers in Union Rd, Cambridge, Jasper Maskelyne, the famous magician who is appearing at the New Theatre, saw the landlord take up his banjo and prepare to play. “When I heard how well he could play I decided he was certainly good enough for the stage”, he said. As a result the licensee, Mr Percy Jackson, will appear at the first house on Friday night and may be heard later over the radio. Mr Jackson strummed and sang a popular Western number and showed that his skill is well worth a wider audience than that of his bar, crowded though that gets when he leads a singsong on Saturday nights. (Cam. Press)



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