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7, Frederick Cottages, Upper Gwydir Street

History of 7 Upper Gwydir Street


Robert Coward, head, 23, tailor, b Cambridge

Sarah, wife, 22, b Balsham

Reginald, son, 1, b Cambridge


Martha Mason, head, 54, widow, b Cambridge

Florence, daughter, 24, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Maud, daughter, 19, tailoress, b Cambridge

Horace, son, 20, baker, b Cambridge

George, son, 16, compositors apprentice, b Cambridge


Arthur F Wolfe, 28, ironmongers assistant, b Cambridge

Lydia M, 25, b Cambridge

Arthur F, 1, b Cambridge

1903: CDN 19.11.1903A DISTASTE FOR THE ARMY Leads to Imprisonment. At the Cambridge Borough Police Court this (Thursday) morning, private named Edward James Lofts, the Bedfordshire Regiment, was charged with having stolen a bicycle, value £4. the property of John Albert Townsend, cycle dealer, of Cambridge, on October 22nd.

Graham Gray, of Lancaster-terrace, Walnut Tree-lane, [Avenue] stated that he was in the employ of Mr Townsend. On October 22nd prisoner came to the shop at which he was employed. Prisoner, who was in uniform, gave the name of Lofts, and his address as 7, Upper Gwydir-street. He stated that he wanted to hire a bicycle for two or three hours, and witness let prisoner have one, which, however, he did not return. He did not pay for the hire of the machine. Witness had not seen him since until that day.

Charles Pitches, of Exning, Suffolk, a cycle agent, stated that prisoner came to his shop on October 23rd, and brought with him the bicycle (produced). Prisoner stated that the machine was his own property, and asked witness to purchase it. Witness agreed to do so, and gave him 10s on account. Prisoner went away, and returned in the evening with another man named Farr, who declared that the cycle belonged to prisoner. Witness then gave prisoner another £1 to complete the purchase.

Detective Sergeant Marsh stated that he went to Newmarket with the owner of the cycle, and there found the machine, which he brought to Cambridge. On Wednesday witness arrested prisoner at Bedford, where he was being detained by the police. Prisoner, when charged said “Yes I had it; I did it to get out of the army.”

Prisoner pleaded guilty. It appeared that he was now willing to go back to the army, and he gave the magistrates to understand that the military officials were willing to accept him.

The magistrates decided to send Lofts to prison for 14 days without hard labour. The Chairman stated that the officers of the regiment would be communicated with, and no doubt at the expiration of his imprisonment they would send someone to take him back to the depot.


Arthur Frederick Wolfe, 38, ironmongers warehouseman, b Cambridge

Lydia Mabel, 35, b Cambridge

Arthur Frederick, 11, b Cambridge

Sidney Albert, 9, b Cambridge

Lily May, 8, b Cambridge

Ivy Margaret, 5, b Cambridge

Emily Gladys, 3, b Cambridge


William F Hornsby, b 1884, omnibus driver

Nellie, b 1886, unpaid domestic duties

Fred T, b 1913, civilian clerk at aerodrome


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