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Norman Cement Works, 1946

216 Hills Road, Perlethorpe

History of 216 Hills Road

1911:

Henry Turvey, 42, director sales manager & secretary of Portland cement company, born Notts,

Edith Mary Turvey, 35, born Cambridge

Joseph Gordon, 8, born Notts.

Basil Henry Capes, 3, born Trumpington

Emily Green, 24, housemaid, born Herts

Nellie Raby, 22, nursemaid, born Whittlesea

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In 1908 Mrs Turvey led the Medical Missions Working Party at St John’s. She was the daughter of Joseph and Emily Clark who lived at 243 Hills Road. Edith had previously lived with her family before her marriage in 1900 at 4 Wilton Terrace Station Road. In 1901 Henry and Edith were living in Ordsall Nottinghamshire where he is described as a solicitor’s clerk and organist.

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Sidney Bellman Clark, Edith’s brother, was living at this address at the time of WWI. He is described on military records as a musician. He was assigned to the Royal Engineers in 1915 but was discharged in 1916 as unfit for duty suffering from neurasthenia. He had been a student at the Perse Grammar and then Trinity College.

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