Looking Back Stories
This appeared in November 1984 1984 Own Roe, the St Andrew's Street antiques dealer, is the latest in a line of specialist private shops owners to be driven out of the centre of Cambridge by massive rent rises. His great-grandfather started in business at the corner of Christ's Lane in 1822 but that shop was pulled down to make way for Bradwell's Court in the 1960s. Recently E.J. Pigott (tools) left Sussex Street after nearly 50 years and now the Granta Wool Shop is concerned about a rent review. Model Mania in King Street has also moved 84 11 02 p8 [7.2]



Each evening between March 1997 and March 2015 I compiled a ‘Looking Back’ column in the Cambridge Evening News in which I feature interesting snippets from issues of the Cambridge News of 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. I sought out unusual items relating to villages and areas of Cambridge not usually featured.

Abstracts of over 4,000 pages of these articles are available online, free https://archive.org/details/LookingBackCambridgeshireStories18971989ByMikePetty

If you would like copies of the actual articles please contact me

Other articles, including Memories, Reflections, Stories from a Year, Cambridgeshire Illustrators, Cambridgeshire Photographers are also online


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