History of Christchurch

Recording the history of the village of Christchurch (originally Brimstone Hill) in Cambridgeshire

General Store

The village shopkeeper, Walter CAWTHORN (my grandfather), with his assistant, Barbara COX, and customer, Hazel RUMBELOW. The village shop began life as the Co-Operative Stores in 1874 with my Gt Gt Grandfather, George CAWTHORN, as Manager. In 1882, there were 43 members. The Society was dissolved in 1884. [1]


  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemcc/4285810160/
  2. Study of a Fenland Village