Fewings family at Ferndale, Bream - 1900
added (Sept 2006) "John H Fewings was not born in the Forest of
Dean, but was a resident and
worked there for over 20 years; his two youngest children were born in
Bream. His wife Clara Margaret was from the Cadle family from the Westbury
on Severn area.
The photo was taken Ferndale, Bream about 1900.
Standing left to right: Harry L Fewings, Kathleen I Fewings, Percival P Fewings and Ethel M Fewings
Seated left to right: Helen M Fewings, John H Fewings, Clara M Fewings (nee Cadle) with Norman Fewings
Marjorie C Fewings at father's feet.
John Henry Fewings was a JP (see reference in Kellys Directory for 1919) and Secretary to The Princess Royal Colliery.
Ethel Fewings married my grandfather Lionel Perrott at St James Bream in 1912".
Norman lived in Bream and followed his father in working for the Princess Royal colliery (above ground). Norman married Elsie James - sister of well known Bream shopkeeper Clarence James. Clarence James shop was at Manchester House (now Sally's Florist).
Tom Perrott added (July 2009: "... Here is another photo of the Fewings family. ... my best estimate is that this was taken in about 1903/4, probably at the family home Ferndale, Bream.
From left to right, back: Kathleen Isobell, John Henry, Ethyl Margaret (nee Cadle), Norman, and at the front - Ethyl Margaret (later Perrott, my grandmother) and Marjorie Caroline.
John Henry was Company Secretary to the Princess Royal Colliery and was active locally as a JP, a Rechabite (temperance society) and a Mason. Norman was to follow is father and work for the Princess Royal mining company. Marjorie married Dyson Hirst, and one of their daughters, Ruth, has contributed to this site and to the history of Bream".
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