Mill Road has been serving the needs of its local community for over 150 years.
At one time the Co-op had four branches along Mill Road. There were also small branches of Liptons, International Stores and several dairies.
Butchers supplied meat and many prepared foods.
After the war Mill Road began to see the opening of shops by ethnic groups who had moved to the area. Northrops Butchers in Devonshire Road
was orginally Fabish’s, run by a Polish family.
Mill Road has lots of food and drink stories to tell. As part of Eat Cambridge we are delighted to offer you a chance to take the Eat Mill Road tour, when local historian Allan Brigham will take you
back in time and give a short history of the road, as well as giving you the chance to meet today’s shopkeepers and hear their stories.