History of 54 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

In the 1881 Census, this house was occupied by: William F. ANGEL, who was born around 1851 in Woods End, Aldbourne, Wilts, and gave his occupation as a Railway Engine Cleaner;
his wife Eliza Layton ANGEL (nee WISBY), born around 1854 in Comberton, Cambs;
and children
Elizabeth E, born around 1873 in Cambridge
Florence Gertrude born around 1877 in Cambridge
Minnie born around 1879 in Cambridge

Thomas Lawrence, labourer, lived in 54 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

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

From Capturing Cambridge:


William Angel, head, 30, railway foreman, b Wilts
Elizabeth, wife, 25, b Comberton
Elizabeth E, daughter, 8, scholar, b Cambridge
Florence M, daughter, 3, scholar, b Cambridge
Minnie, daughter, 2, b Cambridge

Harry Pell, head, 27, college kitchen porter, b Kingston
Annie E, wife, 24, laundress, b Cambridge
William D, son, 1, b Cambridge
Kate A Carter, 14, servant, b Swavesey

CIP 27.12.1895:
BREWER RECOMMENDATION OF TOTAL ABSTINENCE: Benjamin Gage (29), bricklayer, 10, Stone-street was charged with damaging a door at the house of James Smith, 54, Gwydir-street, and doing damage to the extent of 7s, on December 26th. He was further charged with being drunk and disorderly in Gwydir street, and also with assaulting P.c. Holmes whilst in the execution of his duty at the same time and place. James Smith, the prosecutor, said he saw the defendant in his house about 2.30 p.m. He was drunk and started knocking his wife about. Witness stopped him, and the defendant then struck him. He put the defendant out of the house. Witness accompanied the defendant’s wife to the Police Station to ask advice. When he returned he found the door damaged to the amount of 7s. Henry William North, a carpenter, of 33, Gwydir street, said on December 26th he was on the door step of his house, and saw the defendant at the prosecutor’s house. He kicked the door and broke it open. P.c. Holmes said he was called to Gwydir-street about 6.40 p.m., and saw the defendant outside 54, Gwydir-street. He was drunk and was shouting. He had a crowd round him. Witness arrested him, but had not gone more than three yards when he threw himself down and commenced kicking, and kicked witness on the left hand. Witness went to the police surgeon get his hand dressed. Defendant denied doing the damage wilfully ; he did it in a fit of temper. Defendant was fined 5s. and 7s. damages. Mr Gilbert, a brewer, of Ainsworth-street, advanced the money on condition of his remaining a teetotaler.

Thomas N Lawrence, 35, painters labourer, b Swaffham Bulbeck
Catherine E, 29, b Newnham
Thomas H, 3, b Cambridge
Sidney A, 1 mo, b Cambridge

Thomas Lawrence, 45, house painter, b Swafham
Ellen, 38, b Cambridge
Sidney, 10, b Cambridge
James, 2, b Cambridge

Thomas Lawrence, labourer

Cyril J Wilson, b 1908, motor driver (ARP ambulance driver)
Barbara G, b 1912
Mrs J M Whitehead

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