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Rattee and Kett’s builders works

Historical notes on Rattee and Kett

A letter to the Cambridge Weekly News in July 1986 provided interesting details about this company.

“The old Rattee and Kett workshops contained a feature that was  in many ways unique. The central joinery shop was nearly two stories high. The joiners benches were on the lower level but at mid level was a carver’s gallery continuing around the walls. While this form of woodworking shop can be seen at times in old prints it was the only example I personally have seen.”

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)

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