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156 Gwydir Street, Thorpe House

History of 156 Gwydir Street


George Watkins, head, 50, coal merchant, b Suffolk

Sarah, wife, 57, b Essex

Jane, daughter, 19, dressmaker, b Herts

George, son, 18, clerk, b Cambridge

Charles, son, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Wilson, sister in law, 69, annuitant, b Essex


CIP 3.1.1885: Annoying the custodian of Parker’s Piece. Charles Firman, of Coronation-street, Geo. Watkins, of Gwydir-street. and Charles Rumbelow, of Union terrace, Mill-road, were summoned for wilfully interfering with, obstructing, and annoying Alfred Nunn, curator of Parker’s-piece, while be was in the discharge of his duties, on the 30th December.—The Town Clerk appeared to prosecute.—The defendants pleaded guilty. It appeared that on Tuesday afternoon the complainant was laying down turf on Parker’s Piece, when the defendants commenced playing football on the ground where he was at work. He requested them to move to another part of the piece, as there was plenty of room—no other game going on at the time. They refused to do so and continued playing to the annoyance of the complainant, who eventually took the ball away.—The bench fined Firman, who appeared to be the worst ot the three, 10s. and costs, and the other two defendants 5s. each and costs.—Watkins paid, and the other two defendants were allowed a fortnight each in which to pay the money.


George Watkins, head, 58, coal merchant, b Suffolk

Sarah, wife, 62, b Essex

Jane, daughter, 28, dressmaker, b Herts

George, son, 27, fitters labourer, b Cambridge

William Frost, lodger, 20, clerk, b Cambridge

1893 CIP 2.6.1893: Found Drowned in the Granta: At Sheep’s Green the body of Rebecca Badcock, 52, from Gazeley, had been found. Sarah Watkins of Gwydir Street gave evidence that she had found and searched the body.


Matthew C Harvey, 30, cycle maker, b Cambridge

Gertrude, 27, b Cambridge


Sidney Charles Calcott, 37, philosophical instrument maker, b Cambridge

Phoebe Helen, 34, b Cambridge

Elsie, 11, b Cambridge

Stanley, 5, b Cambridge

Emily, mother, widow, 75, b Suffolk


William Green, traveller


Thomas Axam, b 1874, insurance agent

Florence, b 1874

Frank, b 1906, electro medical apparatus (First Aid Stretcher bearer)


Dennis Smith


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