CFHS code : MG56

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALFRED WILLIAM BARRON d 2nd Oct 1933 aged 47 also his wife FANNY BARRON d 17th May 1947 aged 65

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202172, 0.1376699 – click here for location

Barron grave
Barron monument



Alfred William Barron (1886 –  2 October 1933)

Alfred was the son of Arthur and Mary and grew up at 10a Victoria Road. His father was a labourer (1891) and then a barman (1901) and aged 15 Alfred was working as a college servant. He married Fanny Bridges on 30 October 1913 in Kensington and they had three daughters: Gladys Mary (1911-1994), Joan (1916-1988) and Vera (1920-1965). Eldest daughter Gladys was born before they married.

When Alfred enlisted as a soldier in the 1st World War he was working as a printer’s assistant and the family were living at 32 South Street. He served as a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery.  After the war they continued to live at 30-32 South Street and it is known that Alfred was listed in directories as a beer seller. He died at South Street in October 1933.

Fanny Barron  (née Bridges) (16 September 1881 – 17 May 1947)

Little is known of Fanny’s early life.  In 1939 she was living  at South Street with children Vera, Joan and Joan’s husband Donald Haynes who was a bus driver. Fanny was documented as a licensed victualler and Vera as a barmaid.  Fanny died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 65 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred William Barron; Fanny Barron