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Sidney Ralph White Robinson

11 Mount Pleasant, Storey’s Almshouses

History of 11 Mount Pleasant

This was one of six almshouses, nos. 7-17, built by the Foundation of Edward Storey for Clergy Widows in 1844 as replacements for the originals in Northampton Street. It is likely Mrs Robinson’s late husband had been a Church of England priest.

1901:

Elizabeth Robinson (née Binge), widow, 51, b Cambridge

Blanche, 22, b Cambridge

Ethel, 17, b Cambridge

[Sidney] Ralph, 16, gardener, b Cambridge

[Always known as Ralph, he joined the 7th Dragoon Guards before the outbreak of WWI. He largely served in the Palestinian theatre of war and was mentioned in dispatches for taking a camel train of supplies through enemy lines. In 1939 he is living at 150 Newmarket Road.]

Sidney Ralph White-Robinson (mentioned in dispatches)

Harry Parker, 24, painter, b Hunt

The Robinson family had previously lived at 5 Mill Road.

In 1911 Elizabeth Robinson was living in Fen Stanton.

Mount Pleasant 9-16

 

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