Number 29 is one of a terrace of four houses standing on the west side of Ainsworth Street.
Henry G Dicker (Decker / Dicken), 46, Firefighter on GER, b Cambridge
Elizabeth Dicker, 37, b Cambridge
Elanor Dicker, 13, b Cambridge
Annie Dicker, 9, Scholar, b Cambridge
George Dicker, 8, Scholar, b Cambridge
Water Dicker, 6, Scholar, b Cambridge
Isabella Dicker, 3, b Cambridge
Thomas Dicker, 3, b Cambridge
Margaret Dicker, 10 months, b Cambridge
The Palmer family are at number 29 in 1891. Head of Household is George, 41, a Fireman for the Great Eastern Railway. The enumerator was oddly specific when recording George’s place of birth and has written “Covent Garden, Cambridge”.
His wife Ann, 41, is from Great Gonerby in Lincolnshire. Their eldest child George, 11, was also born in Great Gonersby.
Continuing to be specific, the enumerator has recorded “Stone Street” as the place of birth for the youngest child, 7 year old Frederick. Both sons are at School.
Charles Rose, 38, Railway Signalman, b Shelford
Alice Rose, 33, b Bottisham
Annie Rose, 16, Dressmaker, b Swavesey
Harry Rose, 14, Printers Apprentice (compositor), Swavesey
Ralph H. Rose, 11, b Swavesey
Beatrice Rose, 9, b Swavesey
Eva M. Rose, 6, b Swavesey
Doris Rose, 1, b Cambridge
Thomas Pinney, a 32 year old blacksmith’s striker for the Great Eastern Railway lives here from 1903. He was born in Ditton, but also grew up at 31 York Street. Thomas married Louisa Fuller in 1902, she is also from Ditton.
The 1911 Census records that they have been married for eight years and have no children. Louisa works from home as a Laundress.
Electoral registers show that the couple lived here until 1915.
Sources – UK census records (1881 to 1921), World War 1 Service Records, Cambridgeshire Electoral Registers (1722-1966), Civil Registration Marriage Index (1837-1915),
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