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116 Gwydir Street

History of 116 Gwydir Street


William Eagle, head, 26, railway servant, b Suffolk

Sarah A, wife, 29, b Ely

Charlotte Fenn, sister and boarder, 15, scholar, b Ely


CIP 11.6.1887: Accident. —What might have proved a serious accident occurred near the Mill-road Railway-gate on Tuesday morning. A young man named Maltby, butcher, of Gwydir-street, had just crossed the rails in his father’s cart, from the Town side, when the tug strap of the saddle broke. The shafts consequently came to the ground and were smashed. The horse’s legs became entangled in the harness and broken pieces of shaft, which very naturally frightened the animal. It started off down the road, and Maltby unfortunately, was thrown out of the trap. Assistance was, happily, at hand, and the young fellow received medical attention as soon as it could be obtained. Mr. Turnell (surgeon) examined him and pronounced him to have been very much shaken and badly bruised ; but, fortunately, no bones were broken. The horse ran straight into a lamp-post, resulting in the complete smashing up of the cart. Maltby, we hear, is doing as well as can be expected.


Eugene W Maltby, head, 36, printer, b Cambridge

Harriet H, wife, 35, b Cambridge

Herbert W, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Arthur E, son, 8, scholar, b Cambridge

Florence E E, daughter, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Annie E G, daughter, 2, scholar, b Cambridge


Frederick William Scriven, 54, tailor, b Northants

Mahala, 54, b Cambridge [second wife]

Alfred Fox, boarder, 22, tailor journeyman, Cambridge

Charles Hemmings, 19, tailor apprentice, Oxon

A photo of the Scriven family can be found here

In 1911 the family was at 2 Mawson Road.

In 1891 the family was at 83 Gwydir Street.


Emma Ginn, 71, widow, b Bury

Lewis George, 41, railway engine driver, b Middlesex

Joseph Dickinson Calvert, 27, insurance agent, b Cumberland

James Todd, 61, farm labourer, b Suffolk


Louis George Ginn, engine driver


Lewis [sic] G Ginn, b 1869, driver LNER

Mary B, b 1872


Fred G Royal


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