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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

1962: (22-24)

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