84 Blinco Grove, S. Leonard’s
History of 84 Blinco Grove
Cambridge Road (Cherry Hinton Road). It is not clear whether this is the same house as in 1891. It is possible that since there were so few houses in this immediate area at the time, the property was reached on a track from Cherry Hinton Road. In 1871 Edward Baldock was living in Sturton Street Cambridge with, according to the census, his son Frank, 2, sister Emily, 15, and a lodger George West. At that time he was a railway porter.
Edward Baldock, 29, railway signalman, b Herts
Mary Ann, 38, b Berks
Sydney, 17, railway carriage cleaner, b Hertford
Edward Leonard, 13, born Cambridge
Herbert Frank, 12, born Cambridge
Albert Ashley, 10, born Cambridge
Emily Maud Maria, 8, born Cambridge
Constance Ethel, 6, born Cambridge
Louisa Agnes, 4, born Cambridge
Ernest Harry, 2, born Cambridge
Herbert Frank, 22 railway porter, born Cambridge
Agnes Louisa, 14, born Cambridge
Ernest Harry, 12
Cambridge Daily News 11/8/1900
Wedding: At St John’s Church last Monday, Agnes Baldock , youngest daughter of Mr E Baldock, St Leonard’s Blinco Grove was married to Frederick William Oldham of Kilburn London. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a pretty dress of cream cashmere, trimmed with insertion. She also had a wreath of orange blossom. The bridesmaids were dressed in lace blouses and grey skirts with hats to match. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.George (vicar). Mr Cope presided at the organ. The presents were numerous and useful.
(In 1901 the couple are living at 18 Blinco Grove. In 1911 the couple are living in Cavendish Avenue)
Ernest H., son, 22, railway shunter, born Cherryhinton
Edward Baldock 64, railway signalman, GER, born Hertford
Maryanne, 66, born Berks.
Frances Ellen Myers, boarder, 23, elem. school teacher, born Middlesex
In 1908 Edward Baldock was Hon. Verger at St John’s Church.