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5 Adam and Eve Row

History of 5 Adam and Eve Street

1860:

Sarah Gibbon, 24, dressmaker

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1861:

Jeremiah Ebon, 65, groom, b Norfolk

Mary, 58, dressmaker, b Soham

Sarah, 24, dressmaker, b Suffolk

Welham, 20, billiard marker, b Essex

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1913:

Francis Flaxman, vanman

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1914: story told in ‘Barnwell at War’ (2018)

Francis Flaxman

Kate Flaxman

Doris

Edward

Francis was a groom for a mineral water company and was a veteran of the Boer War. In December 1914 he was serving with the Royal Horse Guards. Kate received a letter from Francis in December:

‘We have been doing the work of infantry in the trenches, sometimes for five days and nights, and the work is terrible, sitting in the trenches, shaking with cold ……….. roll on the time when I arrive back at dear old Cambridge, and hear the old bells ringing……..’

Francis survived the war and they were still in Adam and Eve Row in 1939.

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