History of 47 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

William Sherringham, shoe maker, lived in 47 Gwydir St in 1883 (see Kelly's Directory).

Harry White lived here in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory). He may have moved next door, to number 49 in 1913.

John Wallis, greengrocer and confectioner, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

Mrs Caroline Flack, shopkeeper, lived here in 1916 (see Kelly's Directory).

From Capturing Cambridge:


William J Sheringham, head, 42, bootmaker, b Cambridge
Harriett, wife, 42, b Brighton
Nellie, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

CC&J 1.6.1888
: A recent arrest – A young woman named Elizabeth Shaw was brought before the Court, having just been arrested by Detective Constable Clark, on a charge of stealing a coat, the property of Miss Ferguson of Gwydir Street, but as sufficient evidence was not forth coming, the case was adjourned until the next day.

Susannah Ferguson, head, single, 47, shopkeeper, b Cambridge
Jessie, daughter, 18, b Cambridge

Susannah Ferguson, 59, wardrobe dealer, b Cambridge
Mary A, sister, 60, housekeeper, b Cambridge
Thomas Holder, brother in law, 82, retired publican, b Pidley
Margaret Philo, granddaughter, 4, b Cambridge

John William Wallis, 60, confectioner, b Cambridge
Jane, 57, b London

John Wallis, greengrocer and confectioner

CIP 3.3.1916
: Death of Mr Henry Flack: Veteran Soldier and Poultry Farmer: Henry Flack was son of the gardener Samuel Flack. Henry had enlisted in the Ely Militia and had served in India and, as a sergeant, took part in the ‘Black Mountain Expedition‘ of 1888. Back in England he was recruiting sergeant and retired from the army after 31 years service. He was custodian of the Beaconsfield Club and then the licensee of the Osborne Arms. On becoming ill he went to live in Gwydir Street and died aged 55. His son is serving in the Royal Marines and he has two nephews serving, one with the 8th Suffolks who was wounded.
Black Mountain Expedition

Leonard S Hayden

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