Old Photos of Witham

Mr Frederick Mann and children at his school (124 Newland Street)

Taken: 1893 approx, Ref: M3053

Mr Frederick Mann at his school, and six boys with violins. They include John Edward Olley (Jack, born 1886) in the middle of the front row, and his brother William Frederick Olley (born 1881) on the right end of the front row. 

The school was a boys’ boarding school at what is now 124 Newland Street. It was founded by William Mann in about 1840. He died in about 1880 and his son Frederick, the master seen in the photo, took over.

See also photos M3054 and M3111

PhotographerFrederick Artis, Witham and Braintree
Date taken1893 approx
SourceMrs Aileen M Smith, Oyster Cottage, 5 Chambers Wharf Lane, Faversham. ME13 7BW.
The Olley boys in the photos were her great uncles.
Posted on Full size 1627 × 2560

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