George Inn, 43 High Street, Babraham, Cambridge CB22 3AG

The George Inn, Babraham - circa 1918 with landlord Percy James Hunt

The George Inn, Babraham - circa 1918 with landlord Percy James Hunt

Percy James Hunt and daughter - circa 1918

Percy James Hunt and daughter - circa 1918

Kindly provided by Janet

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Cambridgeshire .

Residents at this address

1861/Ann Ruse/Brewer, Publican, Widow/62/Helions Bumpsted, Essex/Census
1861/George R Ruse/Son/40/Helions Bumpsted, Essex/Census
1861/Walter Ruse/Son/31/Balsham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1861/William P Ruse/Son/21/Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1861/Charlotte Halls/Sister/55/Helions Bumpsted, Essex/Census

1869/Mrs Ann Ruse/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Ann Ruse/Brewer, Publican, Grocer, Widow/72/Bumpsted, Essex/Census
1871/George R Ruse/Son, Grocer/50/Bumpsted, Essex/Census
1871/Walter Ruse/Son, Assistant Brewer/42/Balsham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Charlotte Halls/Sister/66/Bumpsted, Essex/Census
1871/Jane Prime/Servant/19/Triplow, Cambridgeshire/Census

1879/Mrs Ann Ruse/../../../Kellys Directory

1881/George R Ruse/Licensed Victualler/59/Helions Bumpsted, Essex/Census
1881/Sarah M Brown/Housekeeper, Widow/42/Mile End, Middlesex/Census

1883/George Ruse/../../../Kellys Directory

1887, 26 March. The Will of George Robert Ruse late of Babraham Cambridgeshire Publican and Grocer died 19 December 1886 at Babraham was proved at the Principal Registry by George Robert Unwin of Babraham Grocer and Innkeepr the Nephew and Jane Unwin of Little Abington in the said county the Sister the Executors.

1891/George R Unwin/Licensed Victualler/38/Little Abington, Cambs/Census
1891/Clara Unwin/Wife/38/Thaxted, Essex/Census
1891/Clara J Unwin/Daughter/2/Babraham, Cambs/Census
1891/Lilly B Unwin/Daughter/2 months/Babraham, Cambs/Census
1891/Mary Bayford/Visitor, Widow/59/Thaxted, Essex/Census
1891/Elizabeth Godfrey/General Servant/13/Little Shelford, Cambs/Census

1892/George Robert Unwin/../../../Kellys Directory

1896/George Robert Unwin/../../../Kellys Directory

1901/George Robert Unwin/Publican and Farmer/47/Little Abington, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Clara Unwin/Wife/46/Thaxted, Essex/Census
1901/Clara Jane Unwin/Daughter/12/Babraham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Lily Bertha Unwin/Daughter/10/Babraham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/George Edwin Unwin/Son/7/Babraham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Annie Baker/Servant/23/Babraham, Cambridgeshire/Census

1904/George Robert Unwin/../../../Kellys Directory

1911/Herbert Frederick Roberts/Manager, Public House Trust Association/46/Coates, Gloucestershire/Census
1911/Elizabeth Hannah Roberts/Wife, Manageress, Public House Trust Association/44/Swindon, Wiltshire/Census
1911/Herbert Harry Roberts/Son, Farm Servant/18/Babraham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1911/Frederick George Roberts/Son, Gardener/16/Babraham, Cambridgeshire/Census

1916/Walter Farrance Williams/Manager/../../Kellys Directory

My grandfather, Percy James Hunt, ran the pub but unfortunately I do not have the exact dates. I think it would have been following Walter Farrance. My mother was born in 1907 and they were living there when she was at senior school in Cambridge and after she left school, when she used to deliver telegrams for the Post Office opposite the pub.
From that I think they would have been there from about 1918, I know they were living in Whittlesford in 1935 when my mother was married. *

My husband and I ran The George first as managers, followed by my husband Mike Wills becoming licensee untill his death in 1994. He is buried in Babraham churchyard. We lived and ran the Pub for 25 years.
I now live in Western Australia but had a meal there in July of this year when visiting family. Great memories. **

* Provided By Janet

** Provided By Elizabeth Spencer

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