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Frank Burnham (1853-1888)

The first dry few days of June 1853 had broken into refreshing rains that, according to newspaper reports at the time, were sufficient to give the kitchen garden ‘goodly promise of early and plentiful supply of peas, beans, potatoes, cabbage, etc’. (Oxford Chronicle & Reading Gazette, 25 Jun 1853). Warmth came with the rain along…

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Frank Burdett Burnham (1879-1958)

In 1879 Queen Victoria was on the throne, Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister and it was the 3rd coldest year on record at the time. It was on Sunday, 12th October, of this year that baby Frank Burdett was born to parents Frank and Emma Caroline Burnham (nee Burdett) at 26 Museum Street in St…

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