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  • Collection: Wokingham Mayors

Charles Phillip Hudson

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Philip married Elsie Mabel (1918-2013) who also became a town councillor of Wokingham and who served as Mayoress during his mayoral years. A former civil servant, he gave devoted public service to Wokingham and its residents for many years,…

Norman Carson Lawrence

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Born in Theale, and one of two sons and three daughters of George (b.1861) and Ellen Lawrence (b. 1864), Norman moved to Wokingham at an early age, He started his working career at the age of sixteen as an assistant postman in the Crowthorne branch…

Walter Charles Fullbrook

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A resident of Wokingham, apparently from the age of six weeks, Walter Fullbrook was well-known and very popular in local circles. He was a collector for the Oxford Road branch of the Pearl Assurance Company, for which he had worked since 1918, and…

George Alfred Cheeseman

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A native of Wokingham George was the younger of the two sons of James (1845-1927) and Sarah Ann Cheeseman of 19, Langborough Road. James was chief lay preacher and chief deacon of Wokingham Baptist Church. He was also well-known as a speaker in the…

James Egerton Thorpe

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A native of Manchester, James moved to County Durham where he was manager of the Consett Iron Co. For many years he played for the Durham Hockey Club. In 1909 he married Ethel Ainsworth(1882-1958) by whom he had two sons. He moved to Crowthorne in…

Frank Stanley Perkins

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Frank was a native of Wokingham and one of a large family of six brothers and three sisters. His father, Herbert Howard Perkins (b. 1852) came to Wokingham from Tasmania and married Emily (1852-1908). Frank was educated at the Old British School in…

Frederick John Barrett

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Frederick was a native of Wokingham who devoted much of his life to his home town. He was also proprietor of the building firm of Froud and Barrett in Reading Road. Always smartly dressed, he was noted for being a stickler for details.

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Henley Frank Curl

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Son of draper, Henry Curl, and his wife, Emily of Norwich, Henley Frank was the second youngest of three sons and two daughters. Upon completion of his medical training at Cambridge University and at the London Hospital, Henley practiced at Ely in…

Charles Mansfield

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Charles Mansfield was one of H.M. Inspectors of Schools in the Transvaal, South Africa and later became headmaster, and joint proprietor of Wixenford School, now Ludgrove School, near Wokingham. He was ordained Deacon of Oxford on the 22nd September…

Albert Ebenezer Priest

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Albert was one of the town’s most distinguished residents. Noted for his smart attire and copperplate handwriting he served solicitors, Cooke, Cooper & Barrie for a record 65 years. The second youngest of the seven children of William Priest…