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89 Gwydir Street

History of 89 Gwydir Street


William Falstead, head, 55, general labourer, b Norfolk

Hannah, wife, 49, b Norfolk

Robert, son, 15, carter, b Cambridge

Barbara, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Mark H, son, 8, scholar, b Cambridge

George Beard, boarder, 16, carter, b Barton


Thomas Tingey, head, 50, general labourer, b Cambridge

Mary, wife, 50, laundress, b Cambridge

Ellen, daughter, 23, laundress, b Cambridge

Emily, daughter, 20, laundress, b Cambridge

Ada, daughter, 17, laundress, b Cambridge

Willie, son, 13, errand boy, b Cambridge


Walter Hardy, decorators foreman


Ernest, 19, painter, b Cambridge

Ethel, 15, b Cambridge

Gerty, 11, b Cambridge








CIP 5.10.1906: INEFFICIENT. Ernest William Hardy, a painter, of 89 Gwydir Street, summoned for not being efficient under the Volunteer Regulations and failing to earn the Government Grant of 35s for the year ending October 31st, 1905. Witness was Segeant Major Calvesbert of the 3rd (Cambs) V.B. Suffolk Regiment. He was ordered to pay plus costs.


CIP 19.7.1907: Smashed his father’s windows: Walter Robert Hardy, 29, bricklayer, charged with breaking his father’s windows to the extent of 3s. He had come home worse for drink.  He pleaded guilty and expressed contrition. He was fine 10s including the damage and costs.

CIP 11.10.1907: Young Lads in Trouble. Various teenage boys including Harry Hardy aged 16 of 89 Gwydir Street were summoned for committing a disorderly act in Ainsworth Street. PC Dilley saw boys playing leap-frog and shouting in the street. Mrs Catherine Flood asked the boys to go away as her husband could not sleep but they made a “laughing stock” of her. Boys were convicted and discharged.


Walter Hardy, 56, decorator, b Cambridge

Minnie, 52, b Whittlesford

Harry, 20, painter, b Cambridge

Lily, 18, book folder, b Cambridge

Horace, 18, book binder, b Cambridge

Herbert, 15, butcher’s assistant, b Cambridge

Bertram, 13, b Cambridge


Walter Hardy, painter writer and grainer


Reginald A Nightingale


Charles Edward Cooper


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