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Friday, May 25, 2012
I AM following a course in Cambridge and am researching March’s history in its buildings.
I saw Redbridge House on the 1886 map as standing where the police station now is in Burrowmoor Road. I cannot find a photo of it, nor discover when it was built.
In my searches I went to March Museum and came across two unknown houses. One of these above left,is mentioned in a newspaper cutting April 29 1983 as being the White House, perhaps owned by Hardy Johnson who lived at 185 High Street.
The roads have been renumbered and this number would have been in what is now The Avenue.
I also came across another unknown house above right. These were substantial houses illustrating the wealth and prosperity in March before the coming of the railways.
It is very sad that, like Dartford House behind the Electric Cinema, these houses appear to be no longer here and demonstrates how much of our heritage is lost if adequate records are not made when historic buildings are destroyed.
I’ve attached photos of the two houses, and of the newspaper cutting. I would be very grateful to anyone who is able to tell us anything about the history and names of these houses.
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