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Five Bells, Dry Drayton

History of the Five Bells

Five Bells, Dry Drayton, OS 1886

The Five Bells was a beer house where the Oakington Road met the Huntingdon turnpike.

1876 John Underwood

It closed its doors in 1912 after 70 years. Alfred Parcell was the last landlord. Alfred was also a horse dealer and created a haulage business. Mrs Parcell would often take charge in the tap room. Mr Parcell was killed in 1916 when a horse bolted at Oakington station upsetting a cart of granite.

The road from the Five Bells to the village was constructed by local men using gravel in 1776. (See Gallows  Piece to Bee Garden p.99)


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