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32 Cavendish Avenue, Astor House/Grey Cotes/?Glen Mervyn

History of 32 Cavendish Avenue

1901: ‘Glen Mervyn’

In this census there is listed a house, Glen Mervyn, to the east of Ballinagore (no.30) that is absent from the 1911 census. It is possible that this was the original name of Astor House.

Henry A Bedwell, 27, music seller, born Peterboro

Annie G, 28, born Colchester

Edith M, 2, born Cambridge

Harry M, 3 mths, born Cambridge

Lilly Beerley, 20 general servant, born Yorks

1911: ‘Astor House’

Catherine Tindall 43, widow, private means, born Newmarket

Evelyn Kate, daughter, 20, private secretary to author, born Newmarket

John Philip Tindall, son, 19, articled clerk to chartered accountant, born Newmarket

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Mrs Hankins volunteered for the Red Cross from 1915 to 1918 and was based at the 1st Eastern General Hospital.

Eleanor Isabel Hankins from 1915 was a nurse at the Huntly Hospital. She was awarded 2 war service bars.

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