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92 Gwydir Street

History of 92 Gwydir Street


Alfred Pateman, head, 51, railway labourer, b Meldreth

Emma, wife, 49, laundress, b Northants

Emma Hayles, niece, 19, b Melbourne

Harry Pateman, son, 13, messenger, b Chesterton

Tom Brawn, nurse child, 2, b Cambridge


2-year-old Tom Brawn is described as a ‘nurse child’. Ten years earlier, when the family lived at 20 Russell Street, Harry Pateman was a ‘nurse child’, then using his birth name Harold Edwin Francis. Emma Hales was already living with the Patemans in 1871, aged 8.


Alfred Pateman, head, widower, 60, railway labourer, b Meldreth

Emma Hales, niece, 27, housekeeper, b Melbourn

Tom Brown, boarder, 12, scholar, b Cambridge


Harry (Harold) had married and was now living at 12 Milford Street.

1897 (CDN 15.5.1897): ACCIDENT AT CAMBRIDGE RAILWAY STATION: On Friday the members of the Cambridge GER Ambulance Corps were afforded an  opportunity of putting into practical use their skill in bringing first aid to the injured, for as the London and North Western train, to arrive at 6.15 pm was running into the terminus at Cambridge station, a GER porter, named Tom Pateman, who is only 18 years of age, and lives at 92 Gwydir-street, slipped between the platform and the moving train. The unfortunate man was immediately removed from the line and conveyed with all speed to with Addenbrooke’s Hospital by the ambulance team suffering from a compound fracture of the left thigh and dislocation of the hip, while his foot and ankle were severely crushed. An operation was performed after his admittance, and all is being done to prevent the amputation of the foot, but it is at present doubtful whether this will be successful. The injured man was progressing favourably this (Saturday) morning. 


William P Simons, 26, bricklayer, b Eaton Ford

Sarah A, 23, b Northants

1904 William Simons, bricklayer (Spaldings)

1908 CIP 14.8.1908: Row in Gwydir Street. Richard Alderson, aged 24, plasterer, of 85, Gwydir-street, was charged with assaulting Ann Pointon, wife of Henry John Pointon, plasterer, of 92, Gwydir-street, and also with wilfully damaging a panel of the door of Pointon’s house to the extent of 12s. on August 1st. See 85 Gwydir Street for account.


Henry John Pointon, 38, plasterer, b Cambridge

Mary Ann, 37, b Cambridge

Harriet Elizabeth, 15, day servant, b Cambridge

Henry John, 11, school newsboy, b Cambridge

Else My, 7, b Cambridge


Henry J Pointon, plasterer

CIP 4.7.1913: see 27 Gwydir Street


Henry J Pointon, b 1873, plasterer

Mary Ann, b 1875

Harry T M, b 1899, fireman railway co,

Elsie May, b 1903, shop assistant


Henry J Pointon


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