History of 156 Gwydir Street (Thorpe House)

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

William Green, traveller, lived in 156 Gwydir St in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

From Capturing Cambridge:


George Watkins, head, 50, coal merchant, b Suffolk
Sarah, wife, 57, b Essex
Jane, daughter, 19, dressmaker, b Herts
George, son, 18, clerk, b Cambridge
Charles, son, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge
Elizabeth Wilson, sister in law, 69, annuitant, b Essex

CIP 3.1.1885
: Annoying the custodian of Parker’s Piece. Charles Firman, of Coronation-street, Geo. Watkins, of Gwydir-street. and Charles Rumbelow, of Union terrace, Mill-road, were summoned for wilfully interfering with, obstructing, and annoying Alfred Nunn, curator of Parker’s-piece, while be was in the discharge of his duties, on the 30th December.—The Town Clerk appeared to prosecute.—The defendants pleaded guilty. It appeared that on Tuesday afternoon the complainant was laying down turf on Parker’s Piece, when the defendants commenced playing football on the ground where he was at work. He requested them to move to another part of the piece, as there was plenty of room—no other game going on at the time. They refused to do so and continued playing to the annoyance of the complainant, who eventually took the ball away.—The bench fined Firman, who appeared to be the worst ot the three, 10s. and costs, and the other two defendants 5s. each and costs.—Watkins paid, and the other two defendants were allowed a fortnight each in which to pay the money.

George Watkins, head, 58, coal merchant, b Suffolk
Sarah, wife, 62, b Essex
Jane, daughter, 28, dressmaker, b Herts
George, son, 27, fitters labourer, b Cambridge
William Frost, lodger, 20, clerk, b Cambridge

CIP 2.6.1893
: Found Drowned in the Granta: At Sheep’s Green the body of Rebecca Badcock, 52, from Gazeley, had been found. Sarah Watkins of Gwydir Street gave evidence that she had found and searched the body.

Matthew C Harvey, 30, cycle maker, b Cambridge
Gertrude, 27, b Cambridge

Sidney Charles Calcott, 37, philosophical instrument maker, b Cambridge
Phoebe Helen, 34, b Cambridge
Elsie, 11, b Cambridge
Stanley, 5, b Cambridge
Emily, mother, widow, 75, b Suffolk

William Green, traveller

Thomas Axam, b 1874, insurance agent
Florence, b 1874
Frank, b 1906, electro medical apparatus (First Aid Stretcher bearer)

Dennis Smith

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