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135 Gwydir Street

History of 135 Gwydir Street


CIP 22.3.1879

MONDAY,—Before the Mayor, J. Death, and T. H. Naylor, Esqs. STEALING MONEY. George Harrison, labourer, of Liverpool, was charged with stealing some copper money from till in the shop of Philip Parr, grocer, of Gwydir-street, the previous Saturday evening. Edwin Parr (12), son of Philip Parr, said he saw the prisoner in his father’s shop about six o’clock on the evening in question. He saw the prisoner through half glass door which led into the shop reaching over the counter with his hand in the till. He saw the prisoner transfer something from one hand to the other. He saw him put his hand in the till a second time, when he called his mother, and they stopped the prisoner until the policeman came.

Ann Parr, wife of Philip Parr, corroborated the above evidence.

P.s. Muncey said: On Saturday evening, in consequence of information I received, I went to the prosecutor’s shop about a quarter past six. I found the prisoner there. I searched him and found 8 1/2d. on him in copper. I looked in the till and saw a lot of copper money there. The prisoner said it was his own money. I then took him to the Station-house. The prisoner pleaded not guilty, but consented to have the case settled by the Magistrates. He was sentenced to six weeks’ imprisonment.

1881 Grocer’s Shop

Philip Parr, head, 38, grocer and local methodist preacher, b Suffolk

Ann, wife, 40, b Norfolk

William, son, 17, railway telegraph boy, b Carlton

Edwin, son, 14, tailor’s apprentice, b Norfolk

Walter, son, 11, scholar, b Norfolk

Arthur R, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Russel W, son, 1, b Cambridge

Robert Russell, father, 74, widower, retired publican, b Norfolk

In March 1881 Philip Parr gave evidence at the coroners inquest in Waterbeach into the ice skating deaths.


CDN 5.3.1889

CDN 29.5.1889


Friday A Neech, head, 32, painter, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, wife, 33, b Newmarket

Laurie E, daughter, 10, scholar, b Cambridge

Edgar, son, 8, scholar, b Berks

Alan, son, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

Reginald, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, daughter, 2, b Cambridge

Evelyn, daughter, 4 mos, b Cambridge

Thomas, 15, nephew, apprentice, b Cambridge


Francis Hawkins, dairyman






Mary Fisk, servant, 16, b Norfolk


Francis Seymour Hawkins, 40, dairyman, b Cambridge

Bertha Annie Elizabeth, 37, b London

Cecil Francis Judge, 15, clerk at Brewery, b Cambridge

Hilda Bertha Susan, 14, b Cambridge

Alfred George, 12, b Cambridge

Frank Thomas, 10, b Cambridge

Doris Maude, 4, b Cambridge

Norah Irene, 2, b Cambridge


F Seymour Hawkins, milkman


Frederick Harry Hoppit, grocer


Ernest William Mills, grocer


R C Brown, grocer



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