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St John's C of E Pemberton

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St John's C of E School Boys, Pemberton c.1898
St John's C of E School Boys, Pemberton c.1898
Photo: Michael Ardern Mason
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Item #: 33548
St. John's Pemberton Day School Boys c.1898 with Mr J.T. Milward, Headmaster, and Rev. John Llewellyn, Curate.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2022 at 17:00

Not one smile amongst them. All look very serious.

Comment by: eddie rowland on 18th February 2022 at 18:31

Its a sad thought but most of these young boys would of been 23 years old in 1914 when the first world war started quite a lot of them would have not survived it.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2022 at 11:30

A lost generation - which in turn left a great many young women to live their lives as 'old Maids'. There was a always one or two in every street that I can remember. Very sad.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2022 at 11:34

A lot of widows never married again either. I suppose it meant losing their widow's pension. My Grt Aunt was in that position..with one child.

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