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139 (115) High Street, Star and Dewdrop, Cottenham

History of 139 High Street

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries

1864: Star and Dewdrop opened by Charles Piggott about 1864 next to the Three Horseshoes. However the licence was refused in 1870.

1891: unnumbered

James Dermott, 25, captain Salvation Army, b Ireland

Esther, 27, b London

Sarah Colvin, 66, monthly nurse,  b London


See Francis Garrett, Cottenham Ablaze:

14.5.1897: 2 houses, 2 thatched cottages, 12 barns and other buildings destroyed.

The fire spread from the yard of 139 High Street to the British legion and Rooks Street.

The fire was first noticed in the early hours of Friday morning at Whitehead’s cycle works. The fire then spread to buildings of the King’s Head known as the Red House where Jonathan Haird stored a large stock of wood and coffin boards. Moore’s thatched buildings in Rooks Lane were next destroyed.

The ‘Gig’ house of the Three Horseshoes was caught by the flames and then three old thatched cottages, property of Mrs Ivatt, then the property of Miss Selina Male, where Mr Maskell and Mr William Cox were also burned out.


Ann P Curry, 40, salvation army preacher, b Norfolk

Emily Cooper, 30, salvation army officer, b Herts


Walter Hirst, 36, captain of Salvation Army, b Yorks

1939: (115)

Bert Pierson,  b1901, capstan lathe radio teleceiver aircraft parts

Modern: (139)


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