Wesleyan School, Chapel Street, Beeston - cir1876

Wesleyan School 1876

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): David Martin, Frank Lowe, Ed Henson, Robt Smith, Lew Jacklin, Ernest Pollard, John Coleman, Arthur Smith
Middle Row (L to R): Aran Burnham (Teacher), Harry Chapman, Ernest Towle, Wm Cartwright, *, Mr Mortimer (Headmaster), W Wallis, *, Arthur Thums, Arthur Stevens
Sitting (L to R): Tom Attenborough, John Baguley, James Prowett, John Cox, Richard Baguley, Steven Wright, George Paling, *, ? Baguley, Wm Shelton

The photograph was taken outside Mr Mortimer's House on Chapel Street, Beeston.

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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. In some cases, name variations have made it difficult individuals; in the following table, the more speculative matches are shown in italics :

NameBornFatherMother (Maiden Name)Father's OccupationLiving atAdult OccupationDied
Top Row
David MARTIN1864DavidElizabeth (JOHNSON)Lace MakerWollaton RdLace Manufacturer1943
Frank LOWE1865 Rachael (LOWE)(Silk Cleaner)Nether StLace Maker 
Edward Henry HENSON1865HenryHannah (HAYNES)GardenerChurch StSchool Teacher 
Robert SMITHNot further identified
Vincent Llewellyn JACKLIN1864AlfredLucy White (CASE)Corporation CollectorSee note 1Tailor (in London) 
Ernest William POLLARD1865JohnEliza (COCKAYNE)Lace ManufacturerClinton St (later Cyprus Ave) 1880
John Bowley COLEMAN1866GeorgeHannah (BOWLEY)Coal DealerMain Rd, ChilwellSchool Teacher 
Arthur SMITH1864JohnHarriett (STOCKS)Lace MakerChapel St (later Broughton St)Lace Maker 
Middle Row
Aaron BURNHAM1857Teacher
John Henry CHAPMAN1864JohnHarriet (? HARRISON)Licenced VictuallerChequers, High Rd, ChilwellWarehouseman 
Ernest TOWLE1866GeorgeAnne (PALMER)Overlooker - Silk Mill (later Coal Merchant)Brown LaneStockbroker's Clerk 
William A CARTWRIGHT1866JamesAnn (ALDAM)House ProprietorDenison StreetGrocer's Clerk 
(Not identified)       
George MORTIMER1841Headmaster
W WALLISSee Note 2
(Not identified)       
Arthur THUMS1865WilliamAnn (DAY)Tailor (Deceased)High Road  
Andrew Arthur STEPHENS1863IsaacMartha (LIMB)Lace Maker (Employer)Chapel StLace Maker 
Charles Thomas ATTENBOROUGH1864Edward or EdmundHannah (ELVIDGE)MaltsterUnion StreetBobbin Carriage Maker 
John Edward BAGULEY1865WilliamMary (MARTIN)GardenerArthur Place (later Clinton St)Lace Maker 
James PROWETT1866JosephMaria (BEARDALL)Lace MakerChurch Lane (later Middleton St)Lace Maker 
John James COX1868EdwardEliza Ann (JERRAM)Lace MakerHigh RoadLace Maker 
Richard Martin BAGULEY1867WilliamMary (MARTIN)GardenerArthur Place (later Clinton St)Lace Maker 
Stephen WRIGHT1865StephenMary (WRAGG)Beer Seller (Deceased)Union StreetLace Maker 
George PALING1869RobertRebecca (ALLEN)Railway ForemanThe CityFruiterer 
(Not identified)       
? BAGULEYNot further identified
William SHELDON1866JosephMary (HEMSLEY)Framework knitter (later Silk Spinner)Church StreetLace Maker 

Note 1 : This is apparently the only individual the fits the name and age - although nothing has been found to link him to Beeston. In 1871 the family was living in Basford; in 1881 in Sneinton.
Note 2 : Possible Robert WALLIS, b. Sneinton, Notts c1866, son of Thomas (a builder) and Maria. This family had moved from Sneinton to Chilwell, Notts by 1869 and to Middle St, Beeston by 1876. He did have a (much) younger brother William. By 1881, Robert was apprenticed to his father.

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David Martin Frank Lowe Edward Henry Henson Robert Smith Lew (?Vincent Llewellyn) Jacklin Ernest William Pollard John Bowley Coleman Arthur Smith Aaron Burnham Harry (?John Henry) Chapman Ernest Towle William A Cartwright Not identified George Mortimer (Headmaster) W Wallis Not identified Arthur Thums Andrew Arthur Stevens Thomas (?Charles Thomas) Attenborough John Edward Baguley James Prowett John Cox Richard Martin Baguley Steven Wright George Paling Not identified ? Baguley William Sheldon