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Jolly Waterman, OS Map 1887

Jolly Waterman, Twenty Pence Road, Cottenham

History of the Jolly Waterman

1844: John Christmas of the Chequers built this house for his son John who was granted a licence in this year.

1850s: John Christmas left for Great Gransden and James Cundell took over.

1854:

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham Ablaze

20.4.1854: in the morning a fire was started in a cottage next to the Jolly Waterman which set the thatch of the stable in the pub on fire.

Buildings belonging to John Christmas were destroyed; John Hewitt’s cottage was partly destroyed and part of Thomas Furbank’s farm as well.

1871: Charles Christmas

1881: William Handley

Josiah Furbank. When Josiah moved out in 1892 the house was selling on average 10 barrels of beer yearly & a large quantity of mineral. It was near the landing place of the Lode.

1893: George Gilbey licensee

1898: house and cottage sold to Robert Brassy Jones, Cambridge brewer.

1903: Fred Badcock

1971: renamed Hunter’s Fen Restaurant

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