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Two Bream school teachers.

Bream Teachers

Roger wrote (April 2008):
The left hand photo is of "May" Phipps - Mary Alison Ann Phipps.

The right hand photo is of the lady who we think is Selina Durnell.

"I do not think you will find anyone who could recognise Selina as she died 100 years ago and probably did not leave any children. She married (Rev.) H E Dandy in 1896 and died in 1908 at the age of 58, unless there is a book or newspaper photo of her. We think that Henry Dandy became the Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, but as yet have not been able to prove it ".

The photos were taken by Coles of Gloucester. Can anyone confirm that the right hand photo is Selina Durnell?

Janette Louise Ashbee added (November 2018): "... I don't know if that is S Durnell but my great great aunt, Clara Brain, later MacFarlane, took over as the infant school teacher from Miss Durnell in 1896. She would then have been 30 years old. She retired upon marriage in 1902 and then helped her husband run the sweet shop. Sadly I don't have any photos of her and would be interested if there were some. She died in 1935. My great grandfather was William Brain who went to London in the 1890s and my gg grandfather was Joseph Brain, he was a miner at Bream Tufts and an agricultural worker".

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