Thursday, June 20, 2013

1901: Florence Bellamy's residence in Cardiff, Wales.

According to the 1901 Welsh census, Florence Bellamy, age 17, was working as a domestic servant for  George and Kate Newton. An older aunt age 70 and two young children also lived here at #10 Preswylfa Street in Cardiff Wales. This house was also in a row of houses. I believe that's the main type of housing in Cardiff unless you happen to be a billionaire and live on an estate.

The above Google map shows a red balloon on the left, indicating where Preswylfa Street is located.
The red star on the right indicates where Florence lived on Zinc Street. She moved fairly far from home. It isn't in walking distance. I wonder how often she saw her family? And where did she meet Herbert Palmer, her future husband?
And how did I ever live without Google maps?
By Loretta Houben

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