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William Joseph Wilderspin, Histon

High Street, Histon

History of High Street, Histon

High Street, Histon, c1900s (MoC)

Alfred Allen is mentioned by William Farrington in his diary. The exact location is unknown.

1861 census Histon, High Street:

Alfred M Allen, married, 28, grocer and baker employing 1 man and 1 apprentice, b Cambridge

Sarah, visitor, widow, 67, proprietor of houses, b Cambridge

Farrington reports in 1859 of Alfred Allen marrying Clara Bentall of Manuden.

The exact location of the Wilderspin home is currently unknown.


Frederick Wilderspin, 54, tin plate worker jam manufacturer, b Impington

Martha, 47, b Histon

Mable, 23, jam wrapper jam manufacturer, b Histon

John, 17, farm labourer, b Histon

Albert, 16, farm labourer, b Histon

William, 14, farm labourer, b Histon

Ethel, 10, b Histon

William signed up for the Cambridge Volunteer battalion when he was only 17. His four brothers and brother-in-law also fought in WWI. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916.

Wilderspin, William Joseph,Regiment number 15901, died 1/7/1916.From Histon. Was my great uncle.


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