History of 59 Gwydir Street

59 Gwydir St had Pamphilon and Son, builders, in 1904 (see Spaldings directory) and Ned Pamphilon, builder, in 1913 (see Spaldings directory) and 1916 (see Spaldings directory).


The 1881 Census shows that Ned Pamphilon and family lived at 40 Gwydir Street (Hope Cottage). Ned Pamphilon and his brother James Pamphilon lived in various houses in Gwydir St, number 40, number 55, number 57, and number 59. See number 55 for more on the Pamphilon family.


Herman Draulans from Belgium emailed me as follows:

"In 1973 I stayed for 3 weeks in 54 Gwydir Street, Cambridge for a holiday course in English at Cambridge University. I stayed with Mr. and Ms. Harper. I will always remember this holiday, being 16 years old at that time. Mr. and Ms. Harper had 2 daughters and one son, called James."

I've subsequently been told by Charles Harpur, the son of Mr and Mrs Harpur, that it was no. 59!


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