History of 12 Gwydir Street

George Kerry, a boot salesman, lived in 12 Gwydir St in 1904 (see 1904 Spalding's Directory).

Reuben Elsden, an engine fitter, lived in 12 Gwydir St in 1913 (see 1913 Spalding's Directory).

Cambridge Guildhall War Memorial World War I lists Herbert W Benstead, Private 285029, 1/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 9 October 1917. Aged 22. Son of William Frederick and Emily Rosa Benstead, of Fring House, 12, Gwydir St., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

Nick Bryant emailed me in 2011:

My Grandfather George (called John?!) Tyrrell was brought up (along with his sibblings Vera, Barbara and Morris) in Sturton Street by his Father Tom Tyrrell and I think we have roots to around the mid 1880's in the area. Grandad's Grandfather (William Tyrrell) used to live in Norfolk Terrace and is buried in Mill Rd Cemetary. I know too that he had relatives on Gwydir Street. I believe Uncle Dick (Chemist) & Laura Tyrrell next to the Beaconfield Club (No 12?) and Aunt Winifred Coppell (nee Tyrrell) had a Grocer's shop during the 1970's.

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