James Ramsey

James Ramsey

Image Details

Title James Ramsey
Reference Number STH0008709
Photographer Unknown
Town or Village South Shields
Date
Original Format Black and white photograph
Period Edwardian (1901-1910)
Copyright South Tyneside Libraries
Further Information This cutting is from the Shields Gazette of 25 February 1974.  it
shows Mr James Ramsey.  It reads:-

"Fifty-six years sexton at St Hilda's Church, South Shields - this is
the proud record of James Ramsey, pictured.  An article in last
week's Gazette about the history of the church, the oldest in town,
prompted Mr. Ramsey's grandson, Mt J G Foster of Roas Street, South
Shields, to sent us this photograph of his gransfather.  Mr Ramsey,
after serving as sexton for longer than anyone, including William
Wouldhave, mentioned in the Gazette article, now rests in Westoe Raod
Old Cemetery."