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Bouquet and message on wall of 8 Norwich Street, January 2022

8 (4) Norwich Street

History of 8 Norwich Street



James Flitton, 53, coal agent

Matilda Jane, 35,

Cliffe Glen, 10

Leslie Dell, 8

Florence May, 7

Waldo Lakeland, 5

Lewis Clydevale, 3

Burle Vern, 5 mos,

Elizabeth Jackson, 14, servant, b Hauxton

George Solley, head, 52, railway guard, b Kent

Sarah Solley, 57, b Sussex

Sarah Anne Solley, 19, dressmaker, b Herts

Charles Warren Solley, 18, railway clerk, b Herts

Mary Jane Solley, 14,  b Bedford



James Flitton, 63, coal merchant, b Cambridge

Matilda, 45, b Suffolk

Cliffe G, 28, commercial traveller, b Cambridge

Leslie D, 18, warehouseman,  b Cambridge

Florence M, 17, b Cambridge

Waldo L, 15, draper’s apprentice, b Cambridge

Lewis C, 13, b Cambridge

Byrle, 10, b Cambridge

Herbert P Taylor, 23, medical student, b Wilts



Matilda Flitton, 55, widow, lodging house keeper, b Woolbridge

Waldo L, 25, clerk, b Cambridge

Lewis C, 23, clerk, b Cambridge

Byrle V, 20, pianoforte tuner, b Cambridge



Emma Ginn, widow, 60, lodging house keeper, b Suffolk

Lewis G, 31, railway engine stoker, b Clapton London

Ferdinand B Allen, lodger, 28, b Liverpool


Charles Samuel Marshall, 74, lodging house keeper, b Trumpington

Ellen,  77, b Grantchester


Thomas Gilbert Hewitt, removal contractor’s estimating clerk, born in 1881

Kate Hewitt, unpaid household duties, born in 1880

The couple previously lived at 60A Hills Road.  Thomas lived at 64 Sturton Street before his marriage to a Kate.


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