Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

52 Gwydir Street

History of 52 Gwydir Street


Eliza Spilman, widow, 62, laundress, b Cambridge

Henry, 27, labourer, b Cambridge

Walter, 19, labourer, b Cambridge

Herbert Edwards, grandson, 7, b Cambridge



Herbert W Spilman




Charles Finbow started his business with three horses, two vans, a hansom cab and small landau. (CWN 8.4.1982)



Charles Finbow, 56, master man furniture remover, b Suffolk

Esther, 55, b London

Emma, 19, b Essex

Arthur, 17, carman for father, b Essex

George Bullen, boarder, 16, collector waste paper merchant, b Devon

Alfred Varnham, boarder, 56, coal agent, b London

Robert Walter Somers, 61, retired chemist, b Berks

Louise Mabel Somers, 58, b London



William Finbow, coal and coke merchants and furniture remover


1939: –



(rear of) Miller and Sons, radio dealers


Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge