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34 Rock Road, Baltic

History of 34 Rock Road

1911: (Baltic)

Mary Ann Wright, 58, single, lodging house keeper, born Norfolk

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Pam Nicholes’s parents, Douglas and Eleanor, married and moved to 34 Rock Road in 1926. Douglas worked in the family drapery business at 30 Mill Road which he carried on after his father’s death. They had two children, Pam, born 1928 and William ‘Bill’.

In 2017 Pam described her childhood and memories of  her school, St Margaret’s,  in Covent Garden.


In 1939 the Girls’ High School moved to Long Road and her father volunteered as a stretcher bearer.

After the war Pam trained to be an occupational therapist at Dorset House in Oxford. She spent the rest of her life working as an OT all over the world.

She came back to Cambridge when her mother was unwell and worked at Chesterton Hospital.

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