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Ainger Place / Terrace, Histon Road

History of Ainger Place

In the 1913 Kelly’s directory of Cambridge Ainger Place lies between 104 Histon Road and 132 Histon Road. The 1926 OS map doesn’t name the location but there is a south facing terrace of about the correct number of houses set back from road in what appears the correct location. So this is the location shown here.


  1. John Howe, 40, labourer, b Girton

2. Sarah French, 91, living on own means, b Essex

3. Alfred Biggs, 48, painter, b Cambridge

4. Alfred Martin, 41, waiter, b Cambridge

5. William J H Symonds, 31, corn porter, b Carlton



William Claydon, 57, gardener and florist, b Stetchworth

Emily, 47, b Cambridge

Emily, 17, servant, b Longstowe

Llewellyn, 16, gardener’s assistant, b Longstowe

Edwin, 14, college cook apprentice, b Longstowe

Grace, 11, b Cambridge

Maud, 8, b Cambridge

Ernest, 6, b Cambridge

James, 4, b Cambridge


  1. Robert Mansfield, 34, labourer in jam factory, b Cambridge

2.  James Covill, 58, b Cambridge

3.  Adelaide Hilsden, 64, b Cambridge

4. Alfred Martin, 51, waiter

5. vacant



Emily Claydon, widow, 58, college servant, b Cambridge

Grace, 21, laundress, b Cambridge

Maud, 18, laundress, b Cambridge

Ernest, 16, plumber’s labourer, b Cambridge

James, 14, gardener’s labourer, b Cambridge

Extract from De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918: CLAYDON, JAMES LEMARQUE, Gunner, R.M.A. (R.F.R., B. 1105), R.M.A. 11040, 4th s. of William Tilbrook Claydon, of Cambridge, by his wife, Emily ; joined the Royal Marine Artillery in Nov.1914 ; purchased his discharge in March, 1911, and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve ; was called up for service on the outbreak of hostilities, and was lost in action in H.M.S. Hogue in the North Sea, 22 Sept. 1914. 


  1. Mrs Sutton

2. Lambert Darby, drayman

3. Henry Elsden, labourer

4. James Smith, farm labourer

5. Charles Elsden, greengrocer

6. Thomas Moore Simons, gardener


Ainger Terrace (Place) (MoC 276/71)



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