Wesleyan School, Chapel Street, Beeston - cir1874

Wesleyan School 1874

Thanks to Geoffrey Drinkwater who provided this image from the Martin family photograph album.

The names of those on the photograph, as they appear in the Martin family album, are:
Back Row (L to R): William Barnes, Sam Oldham, Isiah Start, Alf Martin, Ted Brecknock, Fred Whitehead, Horace Walker, Ted Gee, *
Middle Row (L to R): Arthur Stevens, Arthur Brown, Ted Wright, Arthur Smith, Mr Mortimer (Headmaster), *, George Prowett, Herman Barnes, Aran Burnham (Teacher)
Sitting (L to R): Jack Baguley, Arthur Pollard, Fred Burbage, Harry Cox, Frank Lowe, Ted Lewis, David Martin, *, Jack Aldred

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The photograph was taken outside the School premises on Chapel Street, Beeston.

Named photographs from this era are found very rarely. We have been able to use this important survival to attempt to identify each of the individuals, using census and other records:

NameBornFatherMother (Maiden Name)Father's OccupationLiving atAdult OccupationDied
Top Row
William BARNES1860CharlesEliza (TURTON)PainterChapel StConfectioner (in Nottingham) 
Samuel OLDHAM1862SamuelJane (MASON)JoinerMiddle StButcher 
Isaiah Coates START1863IsaiahMary Ann (LIMB)TailorHigh RoadHosier1885
Alfred MARTIN1862DavidElizabeth (JOHNSON)Lace MakerWollaton RdLace Maker1900
Edward Louis BRECKNOCK1861LouisHannah (WOODCOCK)Lace MakerHigh Rd (later Broughton St)Lace Warper1903
Frederick WHITEHEAD1859JosephMary (COX)Lace MakerCottage Grove, ChilwellLace Maker 
Horace William WALKER1860JohnLouisaCollector for gas companyHigh RoadGrocer 
Edward GEE1863Joseph (Grandfather) ShoemakerHigh RoadFitter 
(Not identified)       
Middle Row
Andrew Arthur STEPHENS1863IsaacMartha (LIMB)Lace Maker (Employer)Chapel StLace Maker 
Arthur BROWN1863WilliamCaroline (TOWLE)Overlooker - Silk MillMiddleton StClerk 
Edward George WRIGHT1862EdwardHannah (BARTON)Lace MakerCox's LaneLace Draughtsman 
Arthur SMITH1864JohnHarriett (STOCKS)Lace MakerChapel St (later Broughton St)Lace Maker 
George MORTIMER1841Headmaster
(Not identified)       
George William PROWETT1863JosephMaria (BEARDALL)PainterUnion St (later High Rd)Painter 
Herman BARNES1862WilliamSarah (HUTCHINSON)Lace MakerCottage Grove, ChilwellLace Maker 
Aaron BURNHAM1857Teacher
John Edward BAGULEY1865WilliamMary (MARTIN)GardenerArthur Place (later Clinton St)Lace Maker 
Arthur James POLLARD1863JohnEliza (COCKAYNE)Lace ManufacturerClinton St (later Cyprus Ave)Lace Manufacturer1953
Frederick BURBIDGE1864WilliamHannah (NEALE)GardenerBroadgate  
Harry COX1864EdwardEliza Ann (JERRAM)Lace MakerHigh Road  
Frank LOWE1865 Rachael (LOWE)(Silk Cleaner)Nether StLace Maker 
Edward LEWIS1863JohnFrances (WALKER)Silk Throwster (later Coal Merchant)Middle StRailwat Labourer 
David MARTIN1864DavidElizabeth (JOHNSON)Lace MakerWollaton RdLace Manufacturer1943
(Not identified)       
John Thomas ALLDRED1864JosephElizabethCoal MinerWollaton Rd (later Union St)Coal Miner 

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William Barnes Samuel Oldham Isaiah Coates Start Alfred Martin Edward Louis Brecknock Frederick Whitehead Horace William Walker Edward Gee Unidentified Andrew Arthur Stevens Arthur Brown Edward George Wright Arthur Smith George Mortimer (Headmaster) Not identified George William Prowett Herman Barnes Aaron Burnham (Teacher) John Edward Baguley Arthur James Pollard Frederick Burbidge Harry Cox Frank Lowe Edward Lewis David Martin Not identified John Thomas Alldred