The photograph shows the High looking west, the Crown on the left and Tom Wedd’s house on the right, opposite the smithy. The reverse of the post card says: Tom Wedd’s house on right with shutters and doorstep jutting on pavement, a great hazard on a dark night – no street lights then. [Thanks to SC for correct identification of The Crown, rather than The Hoops]
1879: David Wedd, butcher & Beer Retailer (Kellys)
David Wedd, butcher & publican, widow, 57, b Kneesworth
Louisa Wedd, daughter, housekeeper, 18, n Bassingbourn
Thomas Wedd, son, butcher, 16, b Bassingbourn
1892: Alfred Wing, beer retailer & baker (Kellys)
1896: Alfred Wing, beer retailer & baker (Kellys)
Alfred Wing, baker & publican, 58, b Meldreth
Harriet Wing, wife, 59, b Herts
Elizabeth M Wing, daughter in law, widow, 37, Great Gransden Huntingdon
Ethel M Wing, grand daughter, 7, b Barton
Alfred Wing, baker & publican, 68, b Hildreth
Elizabeth Mary Wing, 47
Elizabeth Mary Wing, grand daughter, school teacher, 17, b Barton
Alfred Wing composed a poem that was printed on the bags in which his bread was wrapped:
Bassingbourn Bread by all ’tis said
Remains the best, for getting fed.
Easy digesting, within your reach;
And Alf Wing’s cart your friends please teach
Delivers these loaves at twopence each.
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