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28 Queen Edith’s Way, Crosslands

History of 28 Queen Edith's Way

Before 1929 the land here was an allotment owned by the <aster and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

In 1929 the college sold the land to Leslie Reginald Cole for £260. The property was named “Crosslands” at this time and permission had been granted to build a private dwelling house on the site with a value of at least £1,200.


Arthur H Chapman MA, university secretary, 47


Arthur H Chapman, b 1888, University secretary (Special Constable, Flight Lieut 194 Sqd, Air Defence cadet Corps)

Gertrude, b 1887

Mary C Spring, b 1914, incapacitated


Mr Gordon Menzies Wellman

Dorothy Grace Wellman


Dr Aleksander Kuczynshi

Dr Maria Jozefa Kuczynska

They were GPs who had fled Poland during WWII as children


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