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39 High Street, Cottenham (photo E Smith)

39 High Street Cottenham

History of 39 High Street

Cottenham in Focus (2002) notes that this property was used as a bus garage between the First and Second World Wars. It housed the last bus from Cambridge at night which would leave at 7.10 am the next day.

[The locations of properties become more difficult to locate even relative to each other as one works back through the censuses. The assumption has been made that families are likely to be at the same location in consecutive censuses but this cannot be verified.]


1841 approx.

Thomas Rowell, 60, pig dealer

1861 Piggotts Yard

Hemment Wright, 30, ag.lab

1871 approx.

William Smith, 50, ag.lab., b Histon


Hemment Wright, 40, ag.lab.

1881 approx.

Lucas Savidge, 29, chaff merchant, b Cottenham


Hemment Wright, 50, ag.lab.


Hemment Wright, 60, ag.lab


Hemment Wright, 70, roadman


Hemment Wright, 80, road foreman, b Cottenham


Horace Ward, b 1890, general ag. labourer


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