From the category: Buildings

Demolition of Victoria House, Robert Sayle, Cambridge.

The original shop was extended between 1905 and 1908 and this development removed the final evidence of the original shop which had dated from 1840.  In the new premises the retail shop was on the ground and first floor, the wholesale business was conducted in the basement and rear of the shop, and the workrooms (including the funeral business) were to be found in the buildings in the stable yard.  The staff, who lived in above the shop, were housed in a hostel on the upper two floors.