History of 44 Gwydir Street

Sue (Crowstone) emailed me in 2007.

"I have discovered that my great great great grandmother (Mary Gault) had a brother - Charles Gault, who, in 1881 was a 44yr old railway servant living at 44 Gwydir Street St. Andrews-the-Less, with his wife Sarah and their 3 daughters Louisa 23yrs, Adelaide 18yrs and Alice 16yrs. All the girls were dressmakers. The youngest daughter, Alice Gault, went on to marry Henry Pink in 1889. Henry's family are shown in the 1881 census as living at 83 Norwich Street, St.Andrew-the-Less, with Henrys father Edward being a 55yr old Printer Reader as was his 21yr old son Alfred. A 23yr old daughter, Mary Ann Pink was a teacher of music, and Henry himself was a 17 yr old booksellers apprentice. 14yr old Alice Pink was the youngest of the family and she was a pupil teacher."

James Fuller, G.E.R. engine driver, lived in 44 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spaldings directory).

Frederick Denson, a carpenter, lived in 44 Gwydir St in 1913 (see Spaldings directory).

From Mike Petty's column "Memories" (26 February 2003) in the Cambridge Evening News.

Dorothy Allen was born at number 44 in 1932 and remembers the street party held at the end of the war. She remembers there was a fancy dress competition; she went along dressed as the girl from the Mackintosh’s Toffee tin and won third prize in her category. She also remembers Mr Biggs and Mr and Mrs Russell who were landlords of the Alexandra Arms which was her father’s ‘local’. Her dad used to go on an annual outing from the pub to Ascot in a taxi and that was the highlight of his year.

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