Capturing Cambridge
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By Andrew Dunn https://commons.wikimedia.org

74 Blinco Grove, (The Briars)

History of 74 Blinco Grove

1901:

Stephen G Flint, 31, coachman not domestic, born Beds

Mary, 35, born Castle Camps

Daisy M, 7, born Cherry Hinton

Gladys I, 2 weeks, born Cherry Hinton

Martha Bowyer, visitor, 21, born Holloway

Beatrice M Bowyer, visitor. 7 mos, born Stoke Newington

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1911: (in the 1911 census called ‘The Briars’)

James Henry Kidd, 28, chaffeur, born Mildenhall

Elizabeth Emma, 6, born Mildenhall

William Fruller, 5, born Mildenhall

Edward Henry John, 3, born Cambridge

Ida Evelyn, 10 months, born Cambridge

Eliza Jane, 28, born Mildenhall

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Harry Huckle, Company Sergeant Major 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. He was an inspector clerk who in 1911 had been living with his family in Marshall Road. He died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1/7/1916, and his name is recorded on the Thieval Memorial. The 11th Battalion had been raised in November 1914 at the instigation of the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. It set up at the County School (now Hills Road Sixth Form College) and then on Cherry Hinton Meadows (near Cherry Hinton Park) where there were 30 huts. In May 1915 the battalion of approximately 1,400 left Cambridge for training at Ripon. They reached France in January 1916. 190 from the battalion fell on the 1/7/16, half of whom had Cambridge connections.

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