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101 Blinco Grove, Ashbey Cottage

History of 101 Blinco Grove


Richard D Pettit, 33, carpenter & builder, born Suffolk

Laura, 33, born London

Victor, 11, born Cambridge

Harold G, 9, born Cambridge

Dorothy G, 1, born Cambridge

Richard Douglas Pettit was reported by the Cambridge Press in March 1905 before the Official Receiver for bankruptcy. Liabilities were £128, assets £31. Pettit said he was formally a journeyman carpenter but had started his own business in 1899. Around Christmas 1903 he was in difficulties from losing money on contracts. He continued to draw £2 a week from the business ‘to keep peace at home’ even though he was not making that much.


John Wick, 61, army pensioner, born Eversden

Clara, 54, born Eltisley

Montague, 18, butcher, born Bassingbourn


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