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136 Gwydir Street

History of 136 Gwydir Street

1881: shoemaker

Thomas Abbiss, 27, shoemaker, b Beds

Susannah, 31, Herts

Alfred W, 5, b Surrey

Sarah S, 4, b Herts

Florence, 2, b Cambridge

Thomas C, 3 mos, b Cambridge



Joshua Langford, 35, bootmaker, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 39, b Lincs

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

Elizabeth, niece, 6, b Cambridge





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



Claude Gates, b 1910, food transport

Edith, b 1914





William H Edwards


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