History of 17 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

Arthur Cook, shopkeeper, lived in 17 Gwydir St in 1892 (see Kelly's Directory).

Joseph Hartley, fishmonger, lived here in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

Dennis Legge, fried fish dealer, and George Newstead, brewer's labourer, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

Daniel Legge was still here in 1916 (see Kelly's Directory). He is described as having a fried fish shop.

Donald Halls emailed me in 2017.

He was born in 1927 and lived at Vicarage Terrace. He visited the fish and chip shop at 17, Gwydir Street as a child about 1938-9. The man that ran it then was a Mr Langford. But he added later, "On reflecting about the family that ran that Fish and Chip shop I think I was wrong about Langford. I believe it could STILL have been Legge"

From Capturing Cambridge:


John Clarke, head, 64, coach maker, b Suffolk
Susan, wife, 57, b Litlington
Arthur, son, 16, telegraph messenger, b Cambridge
William, son, 14, errand boy, b Cambridge
The family had previously lived in Adam and Eve Row.[NOT no. 72 in 1851 as noted elsewhere]
1890: 10.3.1890 death of John Clarke, aged 73. (CC&J 14.3.1890)

Arthur Cook, head, 45, greengrocer, b Suffolk
Mahala, wife, 43, b Suffolk
Maria, daughter, 22, b Suffolk
Julia, daughter, 19, hat sewer, b Suffolk
Ellen, daughter, 15, dressmaker, b Cambridge
Arthur, son, 13, errand boy, b Cambridge
Emma Elizabeth, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge
Herbert William, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge
Louisa Pepper, lodger, 37, dressmaker, b Cambridge

James Hartley, 39, fishmonger, b Suffolk
Christina, 25, b Hants
Elsie M, 2, b Beds
Eddie, 1 mos, b Cambridge
Emma Beaumont, sister in law, 23, b Exeter

CIP 29.5.1908 : Fire in Gwydir Street. Outbreak of fire at number 17. Mr D Legge occupied ground floor and Mrs Sainty the upper rooms. Fire started in Mrs Sainty’s bedroom where the bedding and window frames were on fire. Damage of £10, uninsured.

William Thomas Leavens, 27, shoe smith, b Cambridge
Rose Hannah, 27, b Cambridge
William Thomas, 4, b Cambridge
Arthur Sidney, 1, b Cambridge

Dennis Legge, fried fish dealer
George Newstead, brewer’s labourer

CIP 3.11.1916
: Ernest George Sharpe (31), married of 17a Gwydir Street compositor in the employ of Messrs Fabb and Tyler, applied for exemption on the grounds of ill-health. Applicant had been passed for general service and no exemption was granted.

Leslie Langdon, fried fish shop

Leslie Langdon

(17) Leslie Langdon

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