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176 Sturton Street

A Carpenter and Joiner


Harry Edwards, 26, Gardener, b. Linton

Emma Edwards, 27, b. Mepal, nr Ely

William Henry Edwards, 3, b. Shelford

Eliza Edwards, 51, Harry’s mother, dependant on son,

J Warren Nunn, 24, lodger, tailor, b. Cambridge

T Herbert Nunn, 20, lodger, labourer, b. Cambridge

The family have moved to Russell Street by 1891.  William Henry died in 1927 and is buried in Mill Road Cemetery with his wife.




Elliot Lyon, 49, joiner and carpenter, b. Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth R Lyon, 49, b. Newmarket

Alfred E J Lyon, 24, print compositor, b. Cambridge

Harry Lyon, 22, railway goods porter, b. Cambridge

Ernest B H Lyon, 17, draper’s apprentice, b. Cambridge

Frederick C Lyon, 14, grocer’s boy, b. Cambridge

Beatrice M A Lyon, 11, b. Cambridge


Joseph Reynolds, head, 37, married, labourer for cement works, East Road, Cambridge
Harriett Reynolds, wife, 33, married, b. Stoke Newington, London
Married 11 years, 0 children

“Nurse Edwards recommends a WOMAN for housework, by the house, day or week – 176 Sturton Street, Cambridge.” Saffron Walden Weekly News 22 November 1912

Sources: 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Saffron Walden Weekly News (22 November 1912),

In 2022 Cathy Douglas published “Pamela Mary Bryant: Memories of 65 Years in Sturton Street Cambridge” (ISBN 979-8-21-019910-2). Pamela had moved to 176 Sturton Street in 1957, a house already owned by her husband’s family, and had lived there until moving to Ely in April 2022. The book is a transcription of Cathy’s interviews with Pamela. [See 174 Sturton Street]


Sidney Bryant, b 5.1.1900, coachbuilder

Hilda K née Smith (married 1930), b 15.1.1901

Gerald H, 1.6.1932


(1939 National Register)

Hilda died in 1939. She had eaten some fish that was off and ended up in hospital. She was released, apparently well, but on the first night home became delirious and died from a haemorrhage having hit her head on a fender.


Gerald H Bryant married Pamela May Batchelor. Pamela was the daughter of A Batchelor (her mother was born Coote) from Barrington. Her father worked at the Barrington cement works. Her parents had met at The Royal Oak pub in Barrington which was run by her aunt and uncle. Her first job was at the Co-op in Burleigh Street. She would go dancing on Saturdays at The Guildhall and The Dorothy.


Sidney Bryant



Gerald Bryant



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