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1936, Blue Book

15 Gwydir Street

History of 15 Gwydir Street

1881 Butcher’s shop

Walter Cross, head, 35, butcher, b Broughton Hunts

Georgeanna, wife, 31, b Hunts

Arthur W, son, 3, b Cambridge

Rosa F, daughter, 1, b Cambridge

Agnes, sister, 30, b Broughton

Annie Taylor, sister in law, 21, attendant on the insane, b Hunts


Joseph Redfarn, head, 38, butcher, b Cambridge

Emma, wife, 41, b Cambridge

Alice, daughter,19, b Cambridge

Joseph, son, 16, butcher’s assistant, b Cambridge

Frederick, son, 14, scholar, b Cambridge

Kate Palmer, niece, 7, scholar,  b London

Albert Page, 18, apprentice butcher, b West Wickham

1892 CIP 9.12.1892: CROSS SUMMONS: Joseph Redfarn 18 butcher of Gwydir Street was summoned for assaulting Elijah Odell a hawker of Gwydir Street on the 5th instant. There was a cross summons for assault. Mr Lyon appeared for Redfarn. Both cases were dismissed.

1898 CIP 30.12.1898: RUNAWAYS: A horse attached to a cart belonging to and driven by Mr Joseph Redfarn, butcher, Gwydir-street, was on Friday proceeding down Gwydir-street, when it took fright and ran into a wall, breaking one of the shafts. Fortunately Mr. Redfarn was not injured.


Joseph Redfarn, 48, butcher, b  Cambridge

Emma, 51, b Cambridge

Kate Palmer, 17, bookkeeper, b Middlesex

Obed Page, 24, journeyman butcher, b Babraham

See 18 Mawson Road


Arthur Geoffrey Abbs, 39, butcher, b Chesterton

Alice Eliza, 38, b Melbourn

Geoffrey Frank, 4, b London


A G Abbs, butcher


Albert Edward Page jun., butcher

Ralph White-Robinson lived with his parents at this address in the 1950s. His parents worked for Simplex Dairy Equipment. After Simplex moved to Babraham road the family moved first to the company bungalow in Babraham Road, then to 21 Vicarage Avenue, Sawston.

For more reminiscences see:

1962 vacant


Continental Delicatessen, shop



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