History of 180 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

Harold Pateman, railway servant G.E.R., lived in 180 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

He was still there in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

From Cambridge News 25 April 1963

Someone else with very long records of service who still lives in Gwydir Street is 95 year old Mr Harry Pateman. A parcel foreman at the Cambridge railway station for many years, Mr Pateman was secretary of the King's Own Division of the Sons of temperance for 59 years, churchwarden at St Barnabas Church for 32 years and a Cambridge Magistrate for over 30 years. Having lived in the street for 89 years - in his present house for 70 of them - he can recall much of its past, including many of its early businesses and the erection of some of its houses. For instance, Mr. Pateman remembers when the brewery site was occupied by stables, when Gwydir Street had its own chemist and when Brown, the oil distributor, operated from the yard now used by A.A. Whitehead. Having known the street for all those years, My Pateman still does not think it has changed to any great extent since its last remaining fields were eaten up by housing development. "It has not altered very much in appearance, but the people in it have changed," he says. "However, I have always been lucky, and have had good neighbours. I have no complaint at all about Gwydir Street."

From Capturing Cambridge:


Benjamin Miller, head, 58, gardener, b Suffolk
Mary A, wife, 58, b Cambs
John, son, 24, groom, b Harston
Annie, daughter, 22, shop assistant, b Harston
Ruth, daughter, 18, tailoress, b Harston

William Walton, head, 50, tailor, b Cambridge
Ellen, wife, 44, b Essex
Frederick C W, son, 15, painters apprentice, b Cambridge
Edith M W, daughter, 18, b Cambridge
Robert Muirhead, 24, boarder, draper, b Hitchen

Harold Pateman, 33,
Elizabeth, 34,
Harold E, 8,
Rosie E, 9,
Alfred Pateman, father, 69, railway labourer, b Meldreth
Tom Brawn, boarder, 22, railway parcel porter, b Cambridge
William Peyton, boarder, 18, bookshop assistant, b Cambridge

Harold E F Pateman, 43, railway parcels carman, b Cambridge
Elizabeth, 44, b Cambridge
Ros E, 19, milliner, b Cambridge
Harold F, 18, railway messenger, b Cambridge

Harold Pateman, railway servant

Harold E F Pateman, retired railway foreman
Ethel, b 1892
Lucy Rayner, b 1851, incapacitated
George H Rayner, b 1883, master tailor incapacitated
Elsie Poole, b 1893, invalid

Harold E F Pateman JP

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