Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
204 High Street, Cottenham, 1901 (photo E Smith)

204 High Street, Supply Stores, Cottenham

History of 204 High Street Cottenham


Freeman Goode

location of start of 1850 Great Fire


John Chambers opened the Cottenham Supply Stores


John M Goode, 30, farmer and miller of 170 acres employing 11 men 2 boys, b Cottenham

Ann, mother, 61, b Cottenham

Harriett Skinner, 19, servant, b Cottenham

c. 1882 William ‘Billy’ Graves became proprietor of the Supply Stores


William C Graves, 46, store keeper, b Cottenham

Selena, 49, b Cottenham

Edith S, 17, drapers apprentice, b Cottenham

Beatrice I, 13, b Cottenham

Sophia Beeton, 17, servant, b Balsham

It was later used for several drapery businesses and then as a car showroom.

In 1990s it was renovated and turned into flats.

(See Cottenham in Focus, 2002)


Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge