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Railway Tavern, 4 Station road, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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Railway Tavern, Great Shelford

Railway Tavern, Great Shelford

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Residents at this address

1869/Walter Dawson/../../../Post Office Directory

1879/Walter French/../../../Kellys Directory

1891/John Green/Licensed Victualler/33/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1891/Charlotte Green/Wife/42/Devonport, Devon/Census
1891/Alfred Green/Son/14/Sheerness, Kent/Census

1892/John Green/../../../Kellys Directory

1896/John Green/../../../Kellys Directory

1901/John Green/Publican/59/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1901/Caroline Green/Wife/55/Colchester, Essex/Census
1901/Jane Andrews/General Servant/21/Shurdy Camps, Cambridgeshire/Census

1911/William Spence/Licensed Victualler/63/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Sarah Spence/Wife, Assistant/60/Ely, Cambridgeshire/Census

1916/William Spence/../../../Kellys Directory

Sometime between 1930 and 1939 the tavern was taken over by Albert How and his wife Lily (nee Lilian Elizabeth Phillips). Although coming from London, the How(e) family originated in nearby Swaffham Bulbeck. Lily's parents were in the pub trade. Albert and Lily moved to Cambridge in the 1920s and an Electoral Register for 1930 records them living at 'Twin Villa' King's Hedges Road, Cambridge. In the 1939 Register they were first recorded as running the tavern. Electoral Registers from the period 1945-1955 show them still at the pub. Lily died on 15 January 1956 at Addenbrookes Hospital and Albert and one of their twin sons, Douglas, continued running the tavern being recorded there in a 1960 Electoral Register. Albert died on 8 December 1961 when, presumably, the tavern changed hands. *

* Provided By Roger Butler-Ellis

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