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The Long family of 10 Gwydir Street (family photo)

10 Gwydir Street

History of 10 Gwydir Street


Charles Cave, 43



Charles, 13

In 1879 Charles joined the Scots Guards. He served in Egypt and the Sudan. By 1888 he had been promoted to colour sergeant. he married and joined the 62nd Wiltshire Regiment. He left the army in 1901 with the rank of Warrant officer. He brought his family back to Cambridge and in 1911 they were living at 29 Abbey Road.


Elizabeth, 4

Family were previously at 2 Princes Street

See Mill Road Cemetery entry


Charles Cave, head, 53, joiner, b Hunts

Martha, wife, 53, b March

Emma, daughter, 25, milliner, b March

Ann, daughter, 21, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, daughter, 14, scholar, b Cambridge


Charles Cave, head, 64, retired carpenter, b Huntingdon

Martha, wife, 66, b March

Daughter Elizabeth is married to Charles Worrell Blades Long and lives next door at number 8 Gwydir Street.  They will be living here in 1901.

Charles and Martha are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

1899 CIP 22.9.1899: A small outbreak of fire occurred at 10 Gwydir Street, the residence of Charles Long on Tuesday. Some new dresses, a blanket and children’s clothes were placed in front of the fire, and in some way became ignited, presumably by a spark. The neighbours extinguished the flames. The damage was about £3.


Charles W B Long, 34, railway clerk, b Norfolk

Elizabeth, 34, b Cambridge

Elsie M W, 9, b Cambridge

Irene G, 8, b Cambridge

Charles G A, 6, b Cambridge

Lena L, 4, b Cambridge

Vernon, W, 2, b Cambridge

The Long family of 10 Gwydir Street. In the photo Charles is standing. His wife was Elizabeth Cave and when they were first married they lived in No. 8 and his parents-in-law lived in No. 10. Charles, a Railway Clerk, lived in that house until his death in 1921. His son Vernon was also a Railway Clerk, albeit Vernon was a machine gunner in WW1. (Email 2022 from GL)


Charles Long


Charles Worrell Blades Long, 44, railway clerk, b Norfolk

Elizabeth, 44, b Cambridge

Irene Golden Long, 18, coat assistant milliners, b Cambridge

Charles Cave Allan Long, 16, apprentice cook Clare College, b Cambridge

Lena Louise Whittlesea Long, 14, apprentice coats milliners, b Cambridge

Vernon Worrall, 12, b Cambridge


Charles Long, GER clerk


Elizabeth Long, b 1866

Irene G, b 1892, master dressmaker (First Aid Training)

1960s: Vernon Worrall Long made films. The following is of Chipperfields Circus on Midsummer Common in the 1960s:


Miss I G Long

Miss I G Long was Scout Master of the 42nd Cambridge.




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