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29 Searle Street

History of 29 Searle Street


Percy Ellwood, college cook


Albert Percy Palmer: Private 23524, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Son of David and Annie Palmer.


Annie Cream, born 1875, widowed, unpaid domestic duties

Joyce A Cream, born 1913, single, heavy worker – Chivers Jam Factory

Mary Biggs, born 1857, widowed, unpaid domestic duties

Vera Pettengell, born 1917, single, jam filler at Chivers Jam Factory

Esther A J Symonds, born 1888, single, tailoress


Gordon S Searle


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