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33 Ainsworth Street

Builder, Coal Porter & Iron Moulder

Number 33 is one of a terrace of four houses standing on the west side of Ainsworth Street.

1880 – 1883

Phillip Banyard, 32, Builder Employing 4 Men, b Cherry Hinton

Lucy Banyard, 32, b Dover Kent

Maude M J Banyard, 7, Scholar, b Cambridge

George P Banyard, 1, b Cambridge


In 1891 Dennis Smith, 33, is Head of Household.  Dennis is a coal porter originally from Barton, Cambridgeshire.  His wife is Kate, 30.

There are no children, but they do have a lodger called Peter Creek.  He’s a 17-year-old general labourer from Comberton.

1901 – 1915

Head of household is Alfred Lyon, a 35-year-old iron moulder originally from Woodbridge in Suffolk.  He is married to Jessie, 30, who was born in Hauxton.

They have three children.  Bernice, 6, Standley, 4, and baby Horace who is one month old.  Also present is 18-year-old Dorothy Clifton from Stapleford.  No relationship is given, but she is listed as “visitor” rather than “lodger”, so she might be a relative.

By 1911 Alfred is now a house painter employed by a brewery and has written that he was born in Cambridge, rather than Suffolk.

Bernice is 16 and carrying out domestic duties at home. Standley is 14 and at school.  There are five more children.  Doris, 8 and Jessie, 7, are both at school.  Percy, 5, Alfred, 2 and new baby Horace who is one year old.

The 1911 Census records that Alfred and Jessie have been married for 17 years.  They have had eleven children, four of whom have died.

The 1914-1915 electoral register shows Alfred Arthur Lyon still at this property.

Sources: UK census records (1881 to 1911), Register for 1914-1915 Polling District No.8 Petersfield Ward


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