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The Green Man, Trumpington

The Green Man was originally a 15th century timber-framed hall-house

The Green Man was originally a 15th century  timber-framed hall-house, with a ground-floor hall open to the roof and a gabled
cross-wing at each end, part refaced with brick. A floor was inserted into the hall during the 16th century and the south wing extended. There were further extensions in later periods, more or less in
character with the old building, including the prominent bay windows. It was recorded as an inn by the late 18th century. Most of the Medieval structure was concealed in 1954 when the inn was modernised, but the original king-post roof of the hall and much of the internal timbering remains intact, albeit largely hidden. It is now listed Grade II.

Trumpington Local History Group web page on the Green Man

Green Man, Trumpington (undated)

David Green sent this image and comment:

I really like this old postcard, especially the two ladies who are sitting up in the tree on some sort of platform. The first picture is a postcard which although posted, has had the stamp removed so the postmark is not visible. The detail written on the back is great too. I quote, “The lady in the pink, sitting in the tree, is the one from whom I bought the card. She has kept a little general shop up the road for over 60 years. She and the lady on the left (the proprietors wife) are the only two on the picture still living. Jim and Iris have had it all modernised, hot and cold water, gas fires etc in bedrooms & it is all very nice and comfy. X is our bedroom.”

1939 E & W Register: Green Man

John C Harris, b 1904, licensed victualler

Ada A, b 1903

Joseph Medlock, b 1851, retired gardener

Arthur L Brasher, b 1875, painter and decorator

Winifred Brasher, b 1909, waitress

Raymond J Cowen, b 1913, artist

Emily Carter, b 1871

Henry H Carter, b 1900, builders contractors agent

1942 UK Roll of Honour

John Corbett Harris: Gunner, 1549151, 118 Bty., 30 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery, who died on Wednesday 28 October 1942. Age 38. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt. Son of the Revd. John Harris, B.A., and Blanche Harris; husband of Sybil Ada Corbett Harris, of Cambridge. M.A, (Cantab.).

Green Man, Trumpington (photo DG 2022)


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