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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


(152) Thomas W Brown, b 1885, insurance agent

Lilian D, b 1885

(154) Arthur A Dean, b 1864, printer retired

Jane P, b 1869

Jenny D, b 1892, laundry packer and sorter

Winifred F, b 1910, shop assistant draper




A W Morlins, bldrs merchants

(152a) Miss D Carey

(154) Miss E Freestone, grocer


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