The Levels Hills Road
154 Hills Road – Babraham Dairy/Panos Restaurant/The Levels
Historical notes on The Levels Hills Road site
(154 Hills Road Babraham Dairy)
Samuel Noble, 42, dairy manager, born St Andrews the Less Cambridge
Elizabeth Ann, 44, born St Andrews the Less Cambridge
Samuel Albert B, 19, hosiers porter, born St Andrews the Less Cambridge
Percy Earnest L, 14, newsagents boy, born St Andrews the Less Cambridge
Samuel Albert Brooks was a private in the 7th Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment and was killed in action 28th September 1916. See entry on 22 Marshall Road.
The earliest buildings on this site were:
148 A W Morlin – ironmonger, oil, colour and glass merchant
150 Mrs Rowbottom – confectioner
152 Harold S Driver – stationer
154 Samuel Noble – The Babraham Dairy
156 (Fairholme) R T Coleman – baker, confectioner
158 Langford and Sons – greengrocers and florists
160 (Wingfield) Thomas Merriman
162 (Hatfield House) John M Penberthy – fancy draper
164 (Cavendish Stores) Thomas Drake – grocer
By the 1930s the Babraham Dairy had become the Rock Estate Dairy run by Miss E Freestone.
The Panos restaurant was set up on the combined properties of 152 and 154 in the 1970s by Panos Antoniou from Cyprus and his French wife Genevieve.
Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection), UK census