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Rathmore Club Hills Road

66 (16) Cherry Hinton Road, Mill/Liberal/Rathmore Club

History of 66 Cherry Hinton Road

1901: (unnumbered but a building at the back of the Rathmore Club is still called the Mill in 2017)

Henry Day, 42, miller, born Cambs

Maria, 40, born Cambs

Jessie, 19, schoolteacher, born Kent

Christine, 11, born Suffolk

Frank, 15,  born Suffolk

Sidney, 13,  born Suffolk

Marjorie, 3, born Cambridge

Olive, 3, born Cambridge

1911: (16 Cherry Hinton Road, Liberal Club)

Charles Baker, 61, police pensioner and caretaker Liberal Club, born Cambs

Sarah Baker, 59, (6 children, 3 died), born London

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This was the site of the Liberal Club back in the days of World War One, but today’s Rathmore Club has no political affiliation. It was saved in 1981 by Patrick and Helen Munnelly who took it over when shareholders had been unable to raise the £70,000 necessary to reopen the club.

In 2016 Tony Whitmore reminisced about the history of the  Club of which his grandfather, the builder Edward Cowell of 159 Cherry Hinton Road, was a founder member.


Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)

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