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29 Gwydir Street

History of 29 Gwydir Street

1881 Stationer’s Shop

Bernard Webb, head, 35, tin plate worker, b Sussex

Amelia L, wife, 31, news agent, b Sussex

Bernard G, son, 11, scholar, b Sussex

Laura, daughter, 6, scholar, b Sussex

Eliza A Prescott, niece, 13, scholar, b Sussex

Arthur Coleman, nephew, 13, scholar, b Sussex


William Harvey, head, 43, general labourer, b Fen Ditton

Martha, wife, 44, shopkeeper, b Histon

Ann, sister, 46, cook, b Milton

Lilley Peacock, niece, 11, b London


Henry S Scott, 57, general labourer, b Cambridge

Celia, 57, b Linton

Henry S, 23, hairdresser and tobacconist, b Cambridge

Celia, 18, factory hand jam making, b Cambridge

Albert, 12, b Cambridge

Special Constables – Sworn in at Cambridge Police Court. At the Borough Police Court on Friday morning, before the Mayor (Mr. W.P. Spalding) and other magistrates, the following special constables were sworn: … Henry Scott, 29 Gwydir Street …
The Deputy Clerk: You will receive notice if your services are required.

The Mayor: I hope they never will be required.”
Cambridge Independent Press 21 October 1910


Henry Stephen Scott, 33, hairdresser and tobacconist, b Cambridge

Ada Elizabeth, 32, b Cambridge

Harry William, 8, b Cambridge

Sidney Charles, 5, b Cambridge

Reuben Edwin, 3, b Cambridge

Ann Bull, mother in law, 76, widowed, b Cambridge


Harry Miller, fruiterer and florist

Existed into the 1920s

1916CDN 4.8.1916: Mr A E Whitehead’s Employees: Mr Albert Edward Whitehead of 21 New Square wholesale and retail fruit merchant, florist and importer of foreign fruits, applied for exemption of four men – harry Edward Miller (40) 29 Gwydir Street, fruit shop manager; ……….. Mr Whitehead urged that it was difficult to fill these places  which were important and required knowledge of the business. Miller was granted conditional exemption.


Frederick and Helen (Ella) Biggs moved here and set up a dairy business with three milk rounds and three shops, 89 Sturton Street and Fitzroy Street. Their son Albert was born in 1925.


A Biggs & Sons, dairy


1942 Following government legislation that there should be only two milk suppliers per street, Biggs and Sons were allocated Gwydir Street, Sturton Street and surrounding towns.

Dinah (horse) of A Biggs and Sons, dairy, in New Street at the Rodney Tap

1952 Frederick Biggs died

1958 Dairy business ceased

1962 – 1970

Mrs H F Biggs


Warwick ‘ Wooky’ Hutton, art lecturer


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