From the category: Agriculture

Fire at Manor Farm in 1870

Although the name of the farm where this fire occurred in 1870 is not shown in the report which was published in the Cambridge Independent Press on 1st January 1870 it is almost certainly at Manor Farm as the farmer , Mr Chapman, mentioned in the report appears in the 1871 and 1881 Census at the farm. In the 1871 Census he lives there with his wife Elizabeth aged 36 and  4 sons and 4 daughters together with a "farm servant" and a Nursemaid.. Mr Chapman is shown as 51 years old in 1871. The size of the farm is given as 300 acres and employed 10 men and 4 boys.