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12 Abbey Street

History of 12 Abbey Street


Frederick William Holland, 63, sawyer, b Marylebone

Mary Ann, 51, laundress, b Suffolk

Alfred, 9, b Cambridge

In 1851 the family were living at 94-95 East Road; in 1861 they were at 100 East Road.


William Clark, head, 30, fruiterers assistant, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Clark, 27, wife

Lillie, 10

Mary, 9

William Clark had enlisted in 1903 and joined the Royal Field Artillery. In 1901 he was living in New Street as a hawker.

His WWI medical record shows that he was discharged 23.12.1914 because of ‘neurasthenia affecting a weakened nervous system due to an old head injury.’ He had fractured his skull in Cardiff some years before.


Harry Williams, labourer


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