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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

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1891:

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

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1901:

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

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1911:

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

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1913:

Harry Miller, fruiterer and florist

Existed into the 1920s

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1916:CDN 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.

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1924:

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.

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1937:

A Biggs & Sons, dairy

See https://www.theedkins.co.uk/jo/gwydir/house29.htm

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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

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1952: Frederick Biggs died

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1958: Dairy business ceased

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1962 – 1970:

Mrs H F Biggs

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1982:

Warwick ‘ Wooky’ Hutton, art lecturer

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