History of 153 Gwydir Street (Straford Terrace)

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Mrs. Baker lived in 153 Gwydir St in 1892 (see Kelly's Directory).

Henry & Alfred Beasley, painters and decorators, Exeter Cottage lived here in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory). They also lived next door at number 155 at this time.

Henry Beasley, painter and decorator, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

He was still here in in 1916 (see Kelly's Directory). Alfred seems to have disappeared.

A correspondent writes "The Electoral rolls for 615, Green Lanes, Wood Green, London N13 in 1934 and 1935 show a Jack and Ivy Louisa HARD whose abode is given as 153, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. i.e. they were registered to vote in Wood Green, but their actual home was Gwydir Street. The 29 Sep 1939 Register of England & Wales shows them both at 153. Jack was a Wholesale Grocer's Warehouseman."

The sign on the house says Straford Terrace, but the 1904 directory says either this or number 155 is Exeter Cottage.

From Capturing Cambridge:


Gilbert Hooker, head, 38, teacher of mathematics BA, b Kent
Clara, wife, 38, b Kent
Clara E, daughter, 11, scholar, b Kent
Mary, daughter, 10, scholar, b Kent
Emily, daughter, 10, scholar, b Kent
Gilbert, son, 7, scholar, b Herts
Alice, daughter, 6, scholar, b Herts
Richard, son, 5, scholar, b Herts
Kate, daughter, 4, scholar, b Herts
Louise, daughter, 3, b Herts
William, son, 2, b Herts

Susannah Baker, head, 78, widow, b Herts
Mary A Feast, 50, visitor, b Herts
Eliza Casbolt, 23, servant, b Hildersham

CIP 9.11.1894:
ALLEGED THEFT. Thomas Merryweather and Herbert Allgood were charged with stealing a quantity of clothing, the property of Henry Hopkins, of 153, Gwydir-street, the value of £1, between the 22nd and 26th October.— Prisoners admitted the offence.— The Prosecutor said he removed from Chesterton-road on the 2nd October. He put some of his goods in a stable at the bottom of Catherine-street. He missed most of the things on the 26th. —The stable was not locked, but the gates were. He identified the shawl as his property, which, among other things was the stable, and he valued it at 3s. On the 23rd he saw Merryweather in another building. Mrs. Hopkins, wife of prosecutor, identified the articles as her property, a white skirt, scarlet flannel skirt, a small black shawl, and part of a duster, which had been torn in halves. Nearly everything was taken out of the stable She valued them at 5s.—Wm. Shield, of 113, Fitzroystreet, manager to Messrs. Cole and Sons, pawnbrokers, said he knew Merryweather very well, and he brought the articles produced on Saturday, the 29th October, to pawn. He said they belonged to his mother. He advanced 1s. on the goods. He did not know Allgood, but he identified him the lad who pledged the shawl, petticoat, and a towel on the 13th October. He said he brought them for Mrs. Polly Coe, and received a shilling for them.— The police asked for a remand till Friday, which was granted.

Robert Morris, 64, farmer, b Oakington
Ann, 60, b Woodhurst
Mary E Watts, boarder, 52, b Herts
Mary E Ginger, boarder, 41, b Ramsey

Henry Beasley, 49, housepainter, b Cambridge
Mary, 45, b Middlesex
Henry Arthur Charles, 18, house painter, b Cambridge
Ronald Storey, 10, b Cambridge
May Kimpton, 15, domestic service, b Cambridge

Henry Beasley, painter and decorator

CIP 22.1.1915
: Cambridge War Weddings: Beasley – Stockbridge. CAMBRIDGE WAR WEDDINGS. Beasley— Stockbridge. The wedding of Second-Lieut. H. A. C . Beasley, A.S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Beasley. of Gwydir-street, Cambridge and Miss Alice M. Stockbridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Stockbridge, of Sidney-street, took place very quietly at Holy Trinity Church yesterday (Thursday). The Rev. Crabbe officiated, and Mr. W. T. See was at the organ.

The bride wore a travelling costume of champagne coloured cloth, with handsome furs, the gift of the bridegroom, and a black velvet picture hat trimmed with champagne coloured feathers. Mr. C. Hedley Stockbridge acted as best man.

There was reception, only the nearest relatives being present. The bride and bridegroom left later in the day for Northampton, where the bridegroom is stationed. They were the recipients of many handsome presents, including a solid silver bridal stand and a fine set. of chafing dishes from the officers of the bridegrooms depot.

Jack Hard

F Pascuzzi

Pascuzzi Bros, roofing contractors

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