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122 Gwydir Street

History of 122 Gwydir Street


William P Grant, head, 58, bookseller out of business, b Cambridge

Emily, wife, 31, b Cambridge

1890 11.3.1890 death of Eliza Barton, aged 89. (CC&J 14.3.1890)


Emma Mellor, head, widow, 63, b Cambridge


Sidney Crawshaw, 26, railway clerk, b Herts

Elizabeth, 27, b Cambridge

Arthur, 2, b Cambridge

Leslie R, 1, b Cambridge

Harold G, 3 mos, b Cambridge

1904 Sidney Crawshaw, clerk

Special Constables – Sworn in at Cambridge Police Court. At the Borough Police Court on Friday morning, before the Mayor (Mr. W.P. Spalding) and other magistrates, the following special constables were sworn: … William Wells, 122 Gwydir Street …
The Deputy Clerk: You will receive notice if your services are required.

The Mayor: I hope they never will be required.”
Cambridge Independent Press 21 October 1910


William John Wells, 28, boot repairer, b Cambridge

Fanny, 30, b Lolworth

Leslie, 2, b Cambridge


William John Wells, bootmaker

1916 CDN 10.6.1916: To Join The VTC: William John Wells (34) of 122 Gwydir Street, a boot repairer applied for exemption on the grounds that he was engaged in Government work. He did all the work in connection with footware of the various military hospitals in Cambridge. The Mayor: Would you have enough time from your work to join the V.T.C.? Applicant said he would do his best although he worked till 8 or 9 o’clock at night. Exemption was granted conditional on his remaining in the same occupation and joining the V.T.C.


Richard C Tarbin, b 1900, loco fireman

Rosa M, b 1904


Mrs R Tarbin


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