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King and Harper, The Marque

Notes on The Marque Hills Road

The first building on this site was the King and Harper garage in 1924. By the 1930s Cambridgeshire Motors, a separate company, had expanded operations on the Hills Road/Cherry Hinton corner, as a Ford dealer, while King and Harper for the next 30years extended their premises next door on the site of what became a filling station.

King and Harper, Hills Road (used by permission)

King and Harper Hills Road

King and Harpers, 1920s

King and Harper staff, Hills Road, 1932

King and Harpers, 1930s

Gilbert Rice took over from Cambridgeshire Motors, and early in 1981 Tim Brinton opened there.

The Marque

For more information about this controversial apartment complex completed in 2013 see:

The public art installation can be seen here:

Bits of the world blow towards him and come apart on the wind

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)


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