History of 50 Gwydir Street

See History of Gwydir Street and Buildings in Gwydir Street.

In 1879 Edward Key, shopkeeper, was living in Gwydir St, but the house number is not given (see Kelly's Directory).

In 1883, he was living in 50 Gwydir St (see Kelly's Directory).

He was still there, described as grocer, in 1892 (see Kelly's Directory)

He was still there in in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory), described as grocer.

From Capturing Cambridge:


1881: grocers
Edward Key, head, 38, grocer, b Hunts
Alice M, wife, 34, b Cambridge
Edward J, son, 7, scholar, b Cambridge
Henry J, son, 5, scholar, b Cambridge
Anna E, daughter, 2, b Cambridge
Alice Dakin, 12, niece, scholar, b Cambridge

CIP 2.8.1890
The four birds shown in class 8, for French or Polish cock and hen, were of good quality; Mr. Edward Key's (Gywdir-street, Cambridge) gold Polands were adjusted first, and Mr. T. Turner's (Halifax-road, Cambridge) second.

Edward Key, head, 48, grocer, b Fenstanton
Alice M, wife, 44, b Cambridge
Edward J, son, 17, grocer’s assistant, b Cambridge
Henry J, son, 15, scholar, b Cambridge
Anne E, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Edward Key, 58, grocer, b Fenstanton
Martha, 54, b Cambridge
Annie, 22, shop assistant in fancy bazaar, b Cambridge

Edward Key, 68, grocer, b Fenstanton
Alice Martha, 63, b Cambridge
Annie Elizabeth, 32, manageress glass china and fancy bazaar, b Cambridge

CIP 27.3.1914
: The Late Mr Edward Key. Funeral at Mill Road Cemetery. Elected an inmate of the Victoria Asylum three years before. One of the oldest members of the Foresters.

Henry T Phillips, b 1875, clerk ironmongery
Louisa A Phillips, b 1874

Mrs V C Fletcher

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