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St.Hilary School 1898

St.Hilary School 1898

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My Grandfather is the tallest boy on back row.
He was born in 1895, so I'm guessing he was about 13 or 14 in the photo.

!n 1912 him and his younger brother went out to work in the copper mines in Michigan, returning to Cornwall in the 1920's with his American wife and 3 children.
He took over a farm and became quite successful as a cattle and pig dealer.
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what an amazing photo... looking closely these children looked unhappy/scared even,(sorry don't want to cause offence) what farm did he have can you remember the name of it? :) xx
@sparky He grew cabbage, caulis, spuds etc, had a small herd of milking cows, grew some flowers and bred and dealt pigs at Trevnor, Relubbus Hill.
His nickname was Tommy Tuff and was well known around local farms, in fact he was still doing the odd bit of pig dealing right up until he was about 90 in the mid 1970's.
His eldest son, my father, was well known locally also and his name was Stanley Thomas of Brookside Garage and buses fame.
As a family, we've been around Relubbus area since the 1870's - and we're still here!

I am the third of five generations of Tommy Thomas to have gone to St.Hilary school, at dates ranging from the 1880's to 2011.
Wow! that is amazing... Thank you @tindeanboy17 for this information makes fascinating reading, we were saying (my hubby) that also we know a Tommy Bennetts who had a real love for Relubbus and often gave lots of info which he managed to collect over the years. :) xx

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