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213 - 215 High Street, Cottenham

213 (149) High Street, Post Office, Cottenham

History of 213 High Street

1851:

William Smith, 24, land proprietor, b Soham


1861:

Henry Franklin, 25, chemist and druggist


1869:

Henry Franklin took over the running of the Post Office from the Cottenham Supply Stores on the corner of Lambs Lane.


1871:

Henry Franklin, 35, chemist wine and spirit merchant and postmaster, b Lincs


1881:

Arthur Holdgate, 31, dispensing chemist


1883:

Post Office retuned to Cottenham Supply Stores.


1890:

Post Office returned to this location under Arthur Holdgate


1891:

Arthur Holdgate, chemist and sub-postmaster

Post Office, High Street, Cottenham (photo E Smith)


1901:

Arthur Holdgate, 51, chemist and druggist, b Kings Lynn

Ada, 41, b Kimbolton

Gordon, 16, b Cottenham

Brenda, 6, b Cottenham

Harriet Slowe, mother in law, widow, 86, living on own means, b Rothwell

Post office, High Street, Cottenham


1911:

Arthur Holdgate, 61, chemist, b Kings Lynn


1929:

Arthur Holdgate died and his daughter Brenda took over


1939:

Brenda M Holdgate, b 1894, sub-postmistress


1973:

Post Office moved across road

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