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Isle of Man 1900s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


On board the S.S. Crescent, en route for the Isle of Man, from the Isle of Dogs, about 1900. Left to right: Frederick Vaughan Pearson, a choirboy, Mr Livesey, and his assistant at St. John's Church. Fred Pearson was born in 1889, in East Ferry Road. He went to St John's Church School and spent a lot of his leisure time involved in church activities. He wrote in his autobiography about St. John's: ‘The Vicar (Rev. D. G. Cowan) and his two curates (Rev. S. Hartley and H. Livesey) were a wonderful team, who stayed together for many years. They were different in type. The Vicar big robust and jolly; Rev. Hartley, perhaps the best loved, was saintlike, a great lover of children and always a number of them at his heels. I know of no one more loved. It was said of him that he once gave away his last pair of shoes'. by F. Pearson