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36 Telegraph Street (E Smith)

36 Telegraph Street, Cottenham

History of 36 Telegraph Street

According to Cottenham in Focus, 2002, George Hazel came to Cottenham in 1889 to keep a small shop in Garibaldi Terrace. He had previously worked as a tea blender in King’s Lynn. He moved to the shop in Telegraph Street circa 1900. He advertised his own blend of tea specially suited to Cottenham water.


George Hazel, 35, grocer and shopkeeper, b Ely

Agnes, 34, b Kings Lynn

Hulet H, 10, b Cottenham

1939 Percy Young inherited shop on death of George Hazel

1973 shop closed following introduction of VAT.


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