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34 Abbey Walk

A printer's machine minder, and a lamplighter for a gas company

34 Abbey Walk is one of a terrace of six houses built in the 1890s and referred to as Rosa Terrace in some early census records.

1901 census for 5 Rosa Terrace, Abbey Walk

Robert Goodrum, head, 53, printer’s machine minder, b. Tasburgh, Norfolk
Clara Goodrum, wife, 53, b. Wennington, Huntingdonshire
Mabel Agnes Goodrum, daughter, 18, mother’s help, b. Cambridge
Evelyn D Goodrum, daughter, 16, mother’s help, b. Cambridge
Cecil Alex Goodrum, son, 11, b. Cambridge

10 years later the Goodrum family had moved next door to 33 Rosa Terrace (33 Abbey Walk). For more information on the family, see the Capturing Cambridge profile for 33 Abbey Walk.

1911 census for 34 Abbey Walk

Alfred Newman, head, 25, lamplighter for gas company, b. Cambridge
Elizabeth Newman, wife, 24, b. Cambridge
Married 1 year

1921 census for 34 Abbey Walk

Alfred Newman, head, 36, assistant operator, Cambridge Gas Co, b. Cambridge
Elizabeth Newman, wife, 34, home duties, b. Cambridge

1939 England and Wales register

Alfred Newman, 14 Sep 1884, married, water-gas operator
Elizabeth Newman, 15 Jul 1886, married, unpaid domestic duties

Elizabeth Newman was still living at 34 Abbey Walk in 1975.


UK census records (1841 to 1921), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, electoral registers, and trade directories.


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