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109 Gwydir Street

History of 109 Gwydir Street

1871 unnumbered

George Harvey, 28, carpenter and joiner, b Norfolk

Harriet, 27, b Norfolk


John Holder, head, 39, railway servant, b Cambridge

Sophia, wife, 37, b Cambridge

Edward W, son, 13, railway servant, b Cambridge

Charles J, son, 11, scholar, b Cambridge

Florence M, son, 10, scholar, b Cambridge

Harrison, son, 6, scholar, b Cambridge

John, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Agnes, daughter, 3, scholar, b Cambridge

Thomas, son, 10m, b Cambridge


Alfred J Hunt, head, 39, gardener, b Hinxton

Jane, wife, 40, b Suffolk

Edgar G, son, 13, employed at Pitt Press, b Hinxton

Alfred J, son, 12, scholar, b Hinxton

Jessie M, daughter, 1, scholar, b Cambridge

CIP 12.9.1891: THROWING STONES. Thomas Doncaster, 13, of Adam and Eve-row, John Baker, 15, of Catherine street, Harry Mudge, 14, of Cherryhinton-road, errand boy, Thomas Garner, 14, of Cavendish-road, William Stretch, 13, of Cold ham lane, Alfred Currie, 13, of Hooperstreet, Herbert German. l4, of Great Eastern street, Horace Gates, 13, of Coronation-street, Edgar Hunt, 14, Gwydir-street, Albert Allgood, 14, of Cavendish-road, and Morris Gladwell, 14, of Charles-street, were summoned for throwing stones, on Laundress Green, Monday, the 31st of August last.—Mr. A. J. Lyon appeared for the defendants and denied the offence, contending that Laundress Green was a common and not a street, and therefore no offence had been committed. —The Town Clerk, who prosecuted, then called Defective Clark, who said from complaints made about stone-throwing he saw all the boys. When taking their names he told them he thought they would be summoned for throwing stones, as there had been many complaints. They admitted throwing the stones, but most of them said they had only thrown them into the river to shoot over the surface of the water —Frederick Murrell, of Great Eastern-street, said he was on the Green about 1.20. when he saw Doncaster, Baker, German, Currie, Hunt, Stretch, and Mudge. He saw them throwing stones, most of which went into the water. Some, however, went into Mr. Darwin’s garden, and he saw that some of the windows were broken.—Harry Lanham, another boy, corroborated.—John Unwin, gardener to Mr. Darwin, said he was coming over the Green on the day in question, and saw about thirty boys, many of whom were throwing stones. Some of Mr. Darwin’s windows were broken. —Mr. Lyon contended that the place in question was not a street in the meaning of the Act but the Town Clerk thought that any thoroughfare used by the public was a street within the meaning of the Act.—The Bench ruled that the Green was public road, and ordered the defendants to pay 5s. each, including costs.


Elizabeth J Ellis, 40, husband cook on S Ship, b Cambridge

Lilian F, 8, b Suffolk

Nora M, 7, b Cambridge

Ethel U, 5, b Cambridge

Caroline Frost, sister, 39, b Cambridge

1907 CIP 1.11.1907: Police Officer Disturbed: David Sanderson aged 27 chimney sweep of 109 Gwydir Street was charged with using obscene language in Covent Garden. He had been fighting with his brother in law after drinking. He was fined 5s.


David Sanderson, 31, chimney sweep, b West Wratting

Hannah, 30, b Burwell

John, 6, b Cambridge

George, 4, b Cambridge

Leonard, 2, b Cambridge


David Sanderson, sweep

CWN 8.4.1982A sweep called Sanderson kept an enormous parrot which used to swear for five minutes on a Sunday without using the same.

1962 vacant


Alfred Butler



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