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5 Sturton Street

A Carpenter and a General Labourer


John Hanger, head, married, 66, Baptist minister (occasional), b. Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Maria Hanger, wife, married, 47, b. Little Horksley, Essex

1891 – 1902

Alfred and Ann Brockett live here between 1891 and 1901.  Alfred is 70 years old and was born in Guilden Morden.  He works as a carpenter.  Ann is 68 and was born in Steeple Morden.

On the 5th September 1902 the Cambridge Daily News reported on how Cambridge celebrated the Coronation of King Edward VII.  In particular they described the “Old People’s Tent”, which contained “a large number of people who were present at the Cambridge festivites on the occasion of the late Queen’s Coronation”.  The article then went on to list the names, ages and addresses of the old people who were present.  This list includes “Alfred Brocket, 5 Sturton Street (83)”

Alfred and Ann both died in 1904.


William Litchfield, head, 42, single, general labourer, b. St Giles parish, Cambridge
Emma Noakes, housekeeper, 50, working housekeeper, b. Cottenham
Ernest John Hewitt, nephew, 16, butcher errand boy, b. Chesterton,

Source – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridge Daily News 5th September 1902,


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