39 Marshall Road, Victoria Cottage
History of 39 Marshall Road
Jane Philpot, 81, living on own means, born Surrey
Martha Sparrow, niece, widow, 51, born Cambs
John F Sparrow, gr nephew, 24, fireman railway, born Hunts
Percy G Sparrow, gr nephew, 17, gardener not domestic, born Cambridge
Edith M Sparrow, gr niece, 12, born Cambridge
Arthur D Bass, gr nephew, 2, born Cherry Hinton
Arthur Parker, 36, motor bus driver Ortona Motor Company, born Staffs.
Emma, 36, (4 children, 1 died), born London
Mary, daughter, 13, born London
John, son, 11, born London
Lydia, daughter, 5, born London
The Ortona Motor Company was founded in 1907 by James Berry Walford with three new Scott-Stirling single deckers and a second hand Maudslay double decker. They were in competition with the street tramways and offer the advantage of being able to travel from the entrance of the railway station to the Post Officce and then over the Cam to De Freville Avenue. The Ortona buses also brought fixed bus stops; the trams had stopped wherever requested.