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176 Gwydir Street

History of 176 Gwydir Street


Richard Perren, head, 48, engine driver, b Herts

Elizabeth, wife, 38, b Wilts

Alice, 15, scholar, b Wilts

Thomas Barker, lodger, 22, clerk, b Cambs

CIP 1.9.1883Accident on the Railway. —Last Saturday, Richard Perrin, of Gwydir-street. a driver in the employ of the Great Eastern Railway Company, met with a sad accident at Cambridge’ station. It appears that he was crossing the metals and, failing to notice the approach of a goods train that was being shunted, was knocked down by a buffer of one of the trucks striking him on the side. The wheels of the truck passed over his left foot, severely crushing it and cutting off his toes. He was immediately taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and it was deemed necessary that the limb should he taken off at the ankle. This was done, and the unfortunate man is now progressing favourably.


Richard Perren, head, 58, railway engine driver, b Hants

Elizabeth, wife, 50, b Wilts

Harry, son, 28, ironmongers clerk, b Wilts

Alice, daughter, 23, b Wilts


Richard Perren, 68, loco engine driver, b Hants

Elizabeth, 60, b Wilts

Alice Kirbyshire, 33, b Wilts

Harold R, 4, b Cambridge


Richard Perren, retired engine driver GER

Elizabeth, 70

Alice Kirbyshire, 42, daughter, b Wilts

Harold, 14, grandson, b Cambridge


Mrs Perren


Frederick C Ellis, b 1887, carpenter and joiner (PWC No 132)

Blanche L, b 1887

George W Bylett, b 1887, sorting clerk GPO



Mrs B L Ellis


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