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14 Eden Street - Winter family in 1942

14 Eden Street

History of 14 Eden Street


Walter Winter, coachman


Maria P Winter, b 1876

Edith, b 1905

Albert E, b 1914, club steward


The Winter family [see photo] in 1942 taken in the back garden of 14 Eden Street. My great grandmother – Mariah Winter on the left , my grandad Ted Winter (born 1914 – died 2005) in the middle and his elder sister Eade Winter (died 1987) on the right. I see you have Walter Winter listed at 14 Eden Street. He was my grandad’s father and wife of Mariah, but passed away approx in 1921. In total Mariah bought up her 6 children mostly on her own …. tough times in ‘The Kite’ back then. They were moved out of 14 Eden Street to Kings Hedges in 1966.

Photo by Ted Winter taken in Egypt WWII

Ted (Albert Edward Winter) – ‘Grandad’ served in the Middle East during the WWII. He was in charge of setting up cinemas for the troops out there. I believe this photo was taken as he came back to marry my nana – Ida (died 2010) and then was sent straight back out to the Middle East again, hence why his mum and sister Eade look so proud too see him briefly. Ted went to King Street School and then Central School in Hyde Park Corner. After leaving school he worked at Christ’s College as a waiter from the age of 14/15 and then moved to London for a few years working in St James Place as a waiter. He then returned to Cambridge and worked at the Kinema before the war briefly and the Vic Cinema running the film projectors. Before he retired he worked in a garage spray-painting cars. His mothers side were Dutch – we believe of Jewish background –  who came to the UK in the late 19th Century. His elder brother Walter Winter (same name as their father) lived in Broad Street and also worked at The Kinema. He was a well known character up to his death in Cambridge in 2005. In his younger years he was a keen photographer and he took many pictures of the Kite in the early 1930s.

Ida Winter, Eden Street

(Email from CDE 2022)

1962 vacant


Mrs M A Nightingale


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