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17, Langdale Lodge, Brooklands Avenue

History of 17 Brooklands Avenue


Sidney A Smith, 47, retired merchant, born Lambeth

Sarah Anne, 42, born Yorks

Sidney H, 8, born Lambeth

Mary Augusta, 6, born Lambeth

Agnes Maud, 4, born Lambeth

Annie Burgess, 17, servant, born Cambridge

Alice Heath, 14, servant, born Cambs


Joseph Miller, 44, gatekeeper on estate, born Cambridge

Sarah A, 45, born Cambridge

Joseph, 10, born Cambridge




Sarah M Hayden, servant, 25, parlourmaid

Elizabeth S Fitchmarsh, 21, cook,

Kezia Childerley, 18, housemaid


Charles Horace Wilkinson, 50, director Wilkinson Ltd South Australia (Sheep farmers), born South Australia

Elizabeth Stewart, 39, born Scotland

Ada Ellen Ashford, 22, born Somerset

Jessie Maude Smith, 17, servant, born Cambridge

30/7/1909: Mr S.G. Wilkinson of Brooklands Avenue said that when he called in tradesmen the builder had a Scotch foreman, the electric light foremen were Scotch, the electric bells were muddled by two
Englishmen and finally put right by a Scotsman! Cambridge men would be quite content to live on the dole and would exist in discomfort rather than exert themselves over much. Most lived for the enjoyment of the next pleasure. The fair, the excursion, the treat, the Hippodrome, the sweet shop or the public house was the matter of chief moment to them. (CWN)


Charles H Wilkinson


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