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141 (117) High Street, Alexandra Coffee House, Temperance Hotel, Cottenham

History of 141 High Street Cottenham

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries


Bazaar held at the Rectory by Misses Banks and £80 raised to start a coffee place in connection with the Cottenham Total Abstinence Society


Coffee house opened March. John and Unwin and wife Lois appointed to manage.

John Unwin, 34, builder, b Milton

Lois Ann, 35, b Whittlesford

Elizabeth M, 10, b Landbeach

Ellen Mable, 8, b Landbeach

Emmanuel, 5, b Cottenham

Charles William, 3, b Cottenham

John A, 1 b Cottenham

Caroline Moore, 15, servant, b Cottenham


1891: The Coffee Tavern

William Golding, 38, millers carter, b Oakington

Jane, 35, b Cottenham


1897: premises damaged by fire in May.

Large room for club and social purposes built and managed by George Whitehead until death in 1942.






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