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2008, ISBN: 9780955868504
Relva Press., 2008. A very good A4-sized 193 page hardback book, entirely unmarked and unworn, spine of DJ very slightly sunned, otherwise could pass for new. One of a limited edition of only 60 copies. 5 chapters, bibliography, index, 58 illustrations. This book traces the life of James Orrin (1828-93) from his arrival in Mumbles from his native Colchester in 1852 to take up the post of Master of the British School and subsequent position as Sub-postmaster of the Mumbles Post Office situated at Commercial Place, Southend. He was appointed successively as Collector of Parish rates and Assistant Overseer of the Poor for Oystermouth as well as Clerk to the Oystermouth Local Board of Health. Also he held several minor offices such as secretary of the Assembly Rooms, secretary of the Mumbles Benefit Building Society and Sun Insurance agent. His marriage in 1854 to a local Mumbles girl, Alice Jones, produced a large family, four of whom found employment in the Postal Service. both in Swansea and Mumbles Post Offices. As a Baptist James Orrin attended Bethany Baptist Chapel, West Cross where he was appointed Deacon in 1858 and soon after Superintendent of the Sunday School and Conductor of Music. James Orrin's life is traced against the background of local events such as the Mumbles Railway Mailbag robbery in 1865, the formation of the Oystermouth Local Board of Health in I 875, the Mumbles Lifeboat disaster in 1883 and the important improvements brought about in the public health of the district by the Local Board of Health which resulted in Mumbles becoming a fashionable holiday resort by the end of the nineteenth century. As Clerk to the Board, James Orrin played a prominent role in these developments and together with his other official duties he was regarded as the most trusted and respected person in the community, in fact, a veritable pillar of Mumbles society. . First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Fine., Relva Press., 2008
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James Orrin (1828-93): His Life and Times in Victorian Mumbles: A Documentary History
Details of the book - James Orrin (1828-93): His Life and Times in Victorian Mumbles: A Documentary History
EAN (ISBN-13): 9780955868504
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0955868505
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: Relva Press
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