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6, Frederick Cottages, Upper Gwydir Street

History of 6 Upper Gwydir Street


Thomas Ambrose, head, 54, retired farmer, b Suffolk

Elizabeth, wife, 46, b Suffolk

Alice, daughter, 12, scholar, b Suffolk

Mary A Banette, 23, domestic servant, b Suffolk


Robert Goodrum, head, 44, printers press man, b Norfolk

Clara, wife, 44, b Huntingdonshire

William James, son, 17, apprentice finisher, b Cambridge

Charles Reginald, son, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge

Horace George, son, 12, errand boy, b Cambridge

Emily Grace, daughter, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Mabel Agnes, daughter, 8, scholar, b Cambridge

Evelyn Deborah, daughter, 6, scholar, b Cambridge

Percy Allan, son, 3, b Cambridge

Cecil Alexander, son, 1, b Cambridge

CIP 25.7.1891: STABBING PIGS AT CAMBRIDGE.—SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST BOYS. Charles Reginald Goodram (15), Horace Goodram (13), both residing at 6, Upper Gwydir-street, errand boys, and George Howard (12), errand boy, residing in Norfolk-Street, were charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding certain cattle, to wit some pigs, the property of David Endersby, general dealer, of Sleaford-street. Considerable interest was taken in the case, the Court being crowded. —David Endersby, the prosecutor, said he had some pigs, which were kept in a sty at the back of York-street, in a place called York-street Allotment. About eleven o’clock on Sunday morning he saw his four pigs there, and they were then all right. In consequence of information received about four o clock He went to see the pigs, and found they were “badly” out. They were all bleeding very much from a number of wounds, which seemed to have been caused by knives. One pig was very badly cut on the back, one on the shoulder, and one on the side. He at once gave information to the police. He was of opinion that the wounds were stabs and not cross cuts. They, however, had not suffered so much in consequence, seeing that it was summer time, as they would have done had it been winter. — Arthur Cook, errand boy, residing in Gwydir-street, who was next examined, said on Sunday last he was In the gardens at the back of York-street, when be saw the three prisoners round the pigsty belonging to the prosecutor, shortly after three o’clock. He did not see them do anything. Shortly after six o’clock the same evening be went up with prosecutor’s son, and then saw the pigs, which had been cut. —The prisoner Howard said on Sunday last he was with the two other prisoners, and they went round the allotments. They went to a pigsty but he did not know to whom it belonged. There were four pigs in the sty. The boy Reginald Goodram got into the sty and made the pigs come out, whilst Horace tried to stab them. He afterwards said that he had stabbed one or two with a small penknife. He (Howard), only saw him stab one. Then Reginald got out of the sty and witness got in, and stabbed two pigs with a little knife, which Horace Goodram lent him. Witness and the other two boys then came away. He never saw Reginald stab one of the pigs. The pigs bled very much.— The Superintendent, at this point, asked for remand for a week, at the same time intimating to the Bench that two similar cases had been reported to him, but the inquiries were not complete. The prisoners were accordingly remanded for a week, bail being allowed.

CIP 8.8.1891: NOT PROVED. Charles Reginald Goodram, errand boy, of Upper Gwydir-street, was again charged with having removed a scotch belonging to the Great Eastern Railway with intent to injure certain trucks on a siding, the 19th of July.— lt will be remembered that the case was adjourned for the Company to be legally represented; but P.c. Short, of the Great Eastern Railway, again appeared, and stated that no solicitor had been sent.—The Bench objected to hear the charge, as it was an  indictable offence, without the attendance of a solicitor, but as the officer did not wish to examine the witnesses, but only to prefer the charge, they consented to allow the case to proceed. —Robert Reed, gateman at Coldham-lane, employed by the Great Eastern Railway, stated that there was a siding used by the Gas Company near Coldham-lane. It was on an incline, and it was necessary to scotch the wheels to keep them stationary. On the day in question there were twenty full and twelve empty trucks on the siding. They were properly scotched. About twenty minutes to five he heard the buffers ring, and from that he knew they were in motion. He went out, but found that they had been stopped by scotch. One scotch was removed and the brake on several trucks was taken off. They ran about five yards he should say.— James Howard, errand boy, of Norfolk-street, stated that on the 19th of July he went with defendant and another boy to the Gas Company’s siding. Horace Goodram was the other boy. They got there about four o’clock. While there the defendant pulled one scotch away, and the trucks ran up to the second scotch. Witness tried to pull scotch away, but could not as the truck was on it. Horace was not with them then.—The Chairman said the Bench considered the evidence insufficient for a conviction, but they took that opportunity of saying that they considered it a very serious thing, and any man committing that offence was liable to penal servitude for life. He knew the railways had to complain of the conduct of boys on Sundays, and he only wondered that the Company did not think it worth while to send a solicitor, and he must say he did not think the Court had been treated with respect. The defendant would be discharged.


William C Asplen, 30, railway foremen, b Cambridge

Augusta, 34, b Bury St Edmunds

Hilda, 2, b Cambridge

Nellie A, 1, b Cambridge

Emma J Peacock, 28, sister-in-law,, b Bury St Edmunds

Ada Peacock, 2, niece, b Chatteris

Edward K Peacock, 9 months, nephew, b Chatteris



Charles Cream, 40, porter for furniture dealers, b Cambridge

Louisa, 40, b Cambridge

William Charles, 18, grocers apprentice, b Cambridge

Albert Frederick, 16, bakers errand boy, b Cambridge

Sidney John, 12, school, b Cambridge

Mary Kate, 11, school, b Cambridge

Beatrice Louisa, 9, school, b Cambridge

Percy Samuel, 3, b Cambridge



Beatrice Cream (Haines), b 1901, domestic help

Beryl D M Rix (Johnson), b 1911, fruit bottling and canning

Mary E Fry, b 1895, unpaid domestic duties

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