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The Norfolk in the 1950s

56 Norfolk Street, Norfolk Arms, The Norfolk, The Man on the Moon, The Office, The Blue Moon

History of 56 Norfolk Street

The Illustrated Police news report 1/7/1871 that the Norfolk Inn, Norfolk Street was the site of the inquest into the suspected poisoning of Henry Day:

The adjourned inquest on the body of Henry Day, whose wife lies in the the Cambridge Borough Gaol on suspicion of poisoning him, was held at the Norfolk Inn, Norfolk-street, Cambridge, on Monday. Professor Liveing, the professor of chemistry to the. University, deposed that he had subjected the vomit of the deceased and the portions of food left by him a to chemical analysis, and had failed to detect any mineral poison or oxalic acid. Dr. Knowles thought it was unnecessary to pursue the chemical analysis any further. Vegetable poisons would have produced other symptoms than those which existed in this case. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from excessive inflammation of the bowels, but how produced there was no evidence to show.


Mary Ann French, widow, 30, publican, b Cambridge

Sarah Turner, lodger, 33, laundress, b Waterbeach

1881: The Norfolk

Alfred French, widower, 42, publican, b Cambridge

Alfred S, 8, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Gathercole, housekeeper, widow, 51, b Cambridge

1891: (56)

Matthew Palmer, 59, publican, b Cambridge

1901: The Norfolk Tavern

Albert F Norman, 56, publican, b Somerset

Arthur F Butler, 25, painter’s labourer, b Cambridge

Florence M, 24, b Lancs

William H Norman, 3, b Lancs

1913: The Norfolk

George Humphrey

1937: Norfolk P H

Sidney Humphrey


Sidney V Humphrey, b 1903, licensed victualler

Dorothy, b 1904, bar attendant

In the 1960s the old ‘Man in the Moon’ in Staffordshire Street was demolished and a new pub built at this location renamed in 1964 as The Man On The Moon

1998: renamed The Office

2000: renamed The Blue Moon



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