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22 Sedley Taylor Road (rear) circa 1948

22 Sedley Taylor Road

History of 22 Sedley Taylor Road

22 Sedley Taylor Road (rear) circa 1948

22 Sedley Taylor Road (rear) circa 1948

Kathleen Rishbeth lived here with her daughter Margaret from 1944. In 1981 Percy Gray of no.26 related this story about the mulberry tree in no.22. “During the war the house was occupied by Mrs Kathleen Rishbeth. At the time of the Normandy landings a special artificial harbour called a ‘mulberry harbour’ was constructed at Avranches to help the landing operations. Mrs Rishbeth planted a mulberry tree at the time to commemorate the landings.”

22 Sedley Taylor Road - Margaret Rishbeth and mother in 1948 with mulberry in background

22 Sedley Taylor Road – Margaret Rishbeth and mother in 1948 with mulberry in background

In this interview Margaret Rishbeth of Hinton Avenue (2016) recalls the period she lived with her mother in Sedley Taylor Road including the time she was a student at Homerton College.


At the time of the 1947 Cambridge floods Margaret took these pictures around the centre of the city:

St John's College in 1947 floods

St John’s College in 1947 floods

St John's College in 1947 floods

St John’s College in 1947 floods

Trinity College Bridge in 1947 floods

Trinity College Bridge in 1947 floods

View of Millpond from Silver Street in 1947 floods

View of Millpond from Silver Street in 1947 floods

Sources: interview

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