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75 Norfolk Street

75 (41) Norfolk Street, Alex Wood Hall

History of 75 Norfolk Street

1881 (41)


Joseph South, 27, pawn broker’s assistant, b Brighton

Jane, 26, b Brighton

Joseph R, 3, b Cambridge

Jane A, 9 mos, b Cambridge

Lydia Kent, servant, 13, b Cambridge


James Leggett, 51, plasterer, b London

Charlotte, 52, b Bottisham

Florence, 10, b Cambridge


George Cousins, 30, tailor, b Devon

Lizzie, 37, waitress, b Cambridge

Fred G, 7, b Devon

James, 4, b Cambridge

Clara, 3, b Cambridge

Nellie, 2mos, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 24, sister, b Devon

Harriett Howard, servant, 13, b Bottisham

1891 (75)

Thomas Molyon, 61, miller, b Ickleton


William H Franklin, 26, printer’s machine minder, b Cambridge

Ada, 26, b Cambridge


Harry Franklin, printer


Cambridge Trades Council and Labour Party buy the old malting house in Norfolk Street / Norfolk Terrace and converted it for use as the party headquarters. George Lansbury MP opens the renovated building.


Harry Gauge, b 1887, garage attendant

Winnie, b 1894

Sydney Smith, b 1910, radio engineer

Eva M Smith, b 1920


Harry Gauge


The new Alex Wood Hall is opened by Brenda Dean, general Secretary of SOGAT, as a replacement for the old HQ building which had deteriorated. Part of the site had been sold for housing in order to fund the construction of a modern hall with two storeys of offices.


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