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136 Gwydir Street

History of 136 Gwydir Street

1881 shoemaker

Thomas Abbiss, head, 27, shoemaker, b Beds

Susannah, wife, 31, Herts

Alfred W, son, 5, scholar, b Surrey

Sarah S, daughter, 4, scholar, b Herts

Florence, daughter, 2, b Cambridge

Thomas C, son, 3 mos, b Cambridge

CIP 21.9.1888RE THOMAS ABBISS. The debtor, a boot and shoemaker, living at 136, Gwydir-street, Cambridge, commenced business without capital, in 1876, at Camberwell, Surrey. He was unsuccessful in business, had rheumatic fever himself and afterwards had diphtheria in his house, which necessitated the closing of his business for sixteen weeks. His liabilities amounted to about £115. The debtor never balanced what books he kept. He was allowed to pass.


Joshua Langford, head, 35, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, wife, 39, b Lincs

Victor G, son, 17, photographer’s apprentice, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, niece, 6, b Cambridge


Alfred Whitchurch, 36, tailor, b Ireland


G Kett (Spalding)


Thomas Lea, son, 30, college kitchen porter, b March

Sam B, son, 19, college kitchen porter, b Ely

Vernon V, daughter, 24, b King’s Lynn

Hannah L, daughter, 21, assistant in grocery, b Ely

Florence M, 20, tailoress, b Ely

May A, 16, laundress laundry, b Ely

Betram J, 12, b Ely

Victoria A, 10, b Ely


John Garland, bootmaker

CIP 2.5.1913: Charles Utteridge, Cambridge Place, and William Whitmore, fish hawker of 136 Gwydir Street, were summoned for making a noise in the street. Utteridge pleaded guilty. P C Law gave evidence that defendant was shouting out “Watercress” very loudly. Defendant said he was not shouting loudly. The Chief Constable said that he was not allowed to call out in the streets of Cambridge at all. Mayor said that Utteridge had a bad record and would be fined 2s. Whitmore was fined 1s.


Claude Gates, b 1910, food transport

Edith, b 1914




William H Edwards


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