139 (115) High Street, Cottenham
History of 139 High Street
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
Bert Pierson, b1901, capstan lathe radio teleceiver aircraft parts