Arthur Brookes has kindly provided a number of postcards which show Trumpington through the 20th century. Can you give any additional information about the postcards? Please contact us if you can help.
Postcard thought to be looking north along Trumpington Road from near the Alpha Terrace junction. The road curves to the right, with a high wall to the left and a house and entrance (Alpha Terrace?) to the right. Faint text in pencil on reverse, indistinct postmark, “Trumpington 23 Jy 20” on a 1d stamp. Posted 1920.
Postcard looking south along Trumpington High Street from near the Alpha Terrace junction, with a draper’s shop in the foreground left, the pub signs of the Green Man on the left and the Coach & Horses on the right and the Cross Hill junction in the distance. Short text on reverse and ‘Cambridge Sp 26 04’ postmark over 1/2d stamp. George and Kate Harvey had the draper’s shop. George Harvey was born in Lode, Cambridgeshire, and the card was addressed to his younger sister, Agnes. Published by H.M. Gibson & Co., Gateshead-on-Tyne. Posted 1904.
Postcard of the front of the Green Man public house, Trumpington, looking southeast with the road in the foreground, with the Green Man sign to right and a man standing by the steps to the entrance. ‘Royston Fine Ales’ on the frontage and a sign to “Trumpington Tea Gardens” near the pub sign. Addressed on reverse to ‘R. Hering, Remse, Waldenburg, Sashen’, [Germany], dated in lower left corner ‘Nov. 26 1905’. Postmarked ‘No[vember] 26 05, Cambridge’ on 1d stamp (overseas rate) and ’28 11 05, Remse (Mulde)’ near lower left. The man is probably the landlord, C.H. Hering (Charles Hering), who came from Waldenburg, Saxony, Germany. The Hering’s first child, Charles was born in 1900 and died in Trumpington in January 1905 aged 4, and the second child was born in Trumpington in March 1905. The original is badly faded, image has been corrected.
Postcard of the ‘Bowling Green & Tea Gardens, Green Man, Trumpington’, with text on obverse confirming the location and the ‘Prop. C.H. Hering’. No text on reverse. Published by H.M. Gibson & Co., Gateshead-on-Tyne. Probably mid 1900s. Includes a man, woman and young child standing on the grass in the foreground, thought to be the Hering family. Chas. Herman Hering was listed as the innkeeper of the Green Man in the 1911 census, born in Waldeburg, Sax. [Saxony], a German subject aged 40. His wife, Henr. Margaret Hering, born St Pancras, London, aged 40, son Fred. William, aged 6, and daughter, Frances Margaret, aged 4, were living with him. The birth of Frederic William Hering was registered in March 1905 and that of Frances Margaret Hering in early 1907, both in the Chesterton District which included Trumpington.
Postcard of a group of around 30 men, sitting and standing in rows, with tents and hayricks? in the background. The men are in working clothes with two at the rear in military uniform including one with an indistinct cap badge. Postmarked ‘My 14 11, Trumpington’ on a 1/2d stamp and addressed to ‘Miss Minkie Falgate, White House, Flixton, Lowestoft, Suffolk’, with a message from ‘Wally’. Mr Falgate was living at a farm house with this address in the 1911 census.
Postcard of the exterior of Trumpington Church from the southeast, looking from the vicarage. No text on reverse. Date?
Postcard of the exterior of Trumpington Church from the south. No text on reverse. Date?
Postcard of the exterior of Trumpington Church from the north, with the churchyard wall in foreground. No text on reverse. Date?
Postcard of the exterior of Trumpington Church, looking across the road from the west with railings in the immediate foreground, with a car parked on Grantchester Road and the cottages visible on Grantchester Road. No text on reverse. Date 1940s?
Postcard with 5 images of Trumpington: the War Memorial and gates into the grounds of Trumpington Hall; Grantchester Road and the cottages opposite the church; the Green Man, then a Flowers pub (Flowers was incorporated in Whitbread’s in 1961); the High Street looking north from near the War Memorial; and the Church from the grounds of Trumpington Hall. Published by ‘F.W. Pawsey & Sons’. No text on reverse. Date 1950s?
Postcard of the High Street, Trumpington, looking north towards the Coach & Horses from near the War Memorial (the same image as on the multiple images card). Published by ‘F.W. Pawsey & Sons’. No text on reverse. Date 1950s?
Charles and Margaret Hering and their child, at the Bowling Green & Tea Gardens, the Green Man, Trumpington, mid 1900s.