Arthur Deck was a chemist with a shop on Market Hill. The pages below from Victorian Cambridge: Josiah Chater’s Diaries 1844-1884 by Enid Porter, give a brief history of the store.

Arthur Deck chemist shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur’s grandfather, Isaiah, began a custom of letting off fireworks to celebrate the victory of Waterloo; described on the pages below.

Life in Fitzwilliam Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur also enjoyed a balloon ride as celebrations on Gala Days, further described in the pages below.

Public celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover illustration of Victorian Cambridge: Josiah Chater’s Diaries 1844-1884 by Enid Porter
Title page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deck monument 2017

 

 

 

Parish : St Edward
See family grave page for more information

Arthur Deck