Friday, 9 October 2015

Grammar School Boy

Thomas Brookes Minshall
Thomas Brookes Minshall was born in Northwich, Cheshire, on 18 August 1888. He was the son of William and Mary Jane (née Brookes) Minshall. William and Mary already had three daughters, Ellen Beatrice, Lilian Mary and Marion, at the time of Thomas’s birth. In 1890 their fifth child, Jane, was born. William, a timber merchant, died in 1894 at the age of 38. Mary Jane lived to the age of 78, and passed away in 1937.

Thomas was educated at Witton Grammar School, in Northwich, and is pictured right and below in the school cricket team in 1904. That year, aged 16, he joined Brunner Mond & Co. and started work in the Goods Received Section.

Witton Grammar School, 1904
Witton Grammar School, 1904
Can anyone identfy members of the cricket team?

The following item was extracted from the magazine of Witton Grammar School,
'The Wittonian' (No. 2, December 1904):
T.B.Minshall, W.F.Chadwick and F.H.Hobson are in the offices of Brunner, Mond & Co. (source)

Witton Grammar School (Sir John Deane's Grammar School) founded 1557 - wikipedia

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