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85 Ainsworth Street

Number 85 Ainsworth Street

This property and number 83 have been demolished and are now the car park and cut through to Kerridge Close.


In the census of 1891 it lists a family called Newton at number 85 Ainsworth Street. Mary Newton is described as 50 years old, the wife of James Newton, aged 49, a Butcher by profession. Both of them are listed as being born in Hemingford in Huntingdonshire, the same as their neighbours, the Smiths at number 83, so perhaps these two families ended up on Ainsworth Street via family friendship.

Also living at the house, were the four children of Mary and James, and none of them unusually have an occupation listed for where they worked or saying if they went to school. The youngest was Laura, aged 12, then Hephzibah aged 16, then Emma aged 22, and the eldest living at home was Elizabeth aged 29. It is possible that they all worked with their father if he had a butcher business which employed all the members of the family.

Source: 1891 census.


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