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25 Ainsworth Street

History of Violet House, 25 Ainsworth Street

Violet House

A single property standing at the end of a terrace on the west side of Ainsworth Street.

1881, 1891 & 1901

Unoccupied at the time the Census was taken.

1882 – 1885

The Admissions Register for East Road Boy’s School has Alfred Smith of 25 Ainsworth Street joining on the 28th March 1882.  His father’s name is David.  Alfred only attended until the 8th December 1882. Another son, Harry Smith joins on 22nd Jan 1883, his previous school is given as St Matthew’s.  Harry leaves on 13th March 1885.


“Educational Delinquencies: Attendance orders were made in each of the following case for neglecting to send children to school: Edgar Smith, 25 Ainsworth Street.” Cambridge Independent Press 5th May 1893


Hannah Vail and a few of her children.  In 1921 she is just here with Rose who is working as a domestic servant of ‘no fixed place’.

Hannah dies in 1934 aged 85.

The history of her family is recorded here at number 10.

Sources: UK census records (1881 to 1911),General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), Cambridge Independent Press 5th May 1893, National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914


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