24 Gwydir Street
History of 24 Gwydir Street
1871: At this location in the census is listed Providence Cottage, unnumbered, where two families are living.
Thomas Austin, 35, carpenter, b Little Shelford
Eliza, 30, b Little Shelford
Amy, 10, b Lambeth
Arthur, 6, b Middlesex
George, 3, b Middlesex
Ellen, 1, b Middlesex
James Gazzard, 35, drapers clerk, b Essex
Dorcas, 37, b Beds
Walter J Douglas, head, 25, cellarman, b Hauxton
Alice, wife, 25, b Haslingfield
Harriett A, daughter, 4, scholar, b Cambridge
Frederick, 21, brother, cellarman, b Hauxton
Rebecca Andrews, visitor, widow, 65, servant, b Whittlesford
William C Barker, head, 29, ticket collector GER, b Isleham
Eliza J, wife, 30, b Sutton
Charles W G, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge
Betram C, son, 4, scholar, b Cambridge
Morier C, son, 2, scholar, b Cambridge
Lillian W, daughter, 1, b Cambridge
Harry Blinker, 56, shoemaker, b Suffolk
Elizabeth, 54, b Harston
George Edwin Tiplady, 52, tailor, b Cambridge [see also 2 Gwydir Street]
Mary Elizabeth, 50, b Chatham
Frank Alger, 16, book binder apprentice, b Cambridge
Eric Royal, 14, tailors apprentice, b Cambridge
Wilfred Archibald, 12, b Cambridge
Connie, 9, b Cambridge
L/Cpl Eric Royal Tiplady, Cambridgeshire Regiment, was awarded the Military Medal 13/11/1916.
1913: George Tiplady, tailor
CIP 6.2.1914: Edward Albert Tiplady waiter of 24 Gwydir Street pleaded guilty to riding a bicycle without a light. Fined 3s and costs.
1915: CIP 3.9.1915: PATRIOTIC CAMBRIDGE FAMILY. Five Sons and Son-in-Law Serving in the Army. THE KING’S APPRECIATION. Mr. G. Tiplady, 21, Gwydir-street, Cambridge, has received tbe following letter from the Keeper of the Privy Purse ;
Privy Purse Office, Buckingham Palace, S.W. 23 August, 1915.
Sir, —I am commanded by the King to convey to you an expression of His Majesty’s appreciation of the patriotic spirit which has prompted your five sons and son-in-law to give their services at the present time to the Army.
The King was much gratified to hear the manner in which they have so readily responded to the call of their Sovereign and their country, and I express to you and to them his Majesty’s congratulations on having contributed in so full a measure to the great cause for which all the people of the British Empire are bravely fighting.
I have the honour to be. Sir, your obedient servant.
E.M. Ponsonby, Keeper of the Privy Purse.
The five sons and tho son-in-law referred to in the letter are:
Sapper W. G. Tiplady, No. 36982 B Company, Royal Engineers, Chatham, Mr. Tiplady’s eldest son.
Trooper E. A. Tiplady, No. 3444 A Squadron, Loyal Suffolk Hussars, Tiplady’s fifth son.
Pte. F. A. Tiplady. No. 14438, 11th Battalion (Cambs.) Suffolk Regiment (6th son).
Pte. E. R. Tiplady No. 2126, C Company, 1st Battalion Cambs. Regiment, British Expeditionary Force, France (7th son), who has been wounded.
Pte. W. A. Tiplady, 1st Eastern General Hospital, R.A.M.C. (8th son).
Pte. C. Barrett, R.A.M.C., Aldershot (son-in-law).
1939: not listed; can be assumed that 22 and 24 were same property