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61 Richmond Road

History of 61 Richmond Road


William Henry Manning, 28, mechanical assistant at University Observatory, b Soham

Joseph Manning, 60, farmer but not working at present because of ill health, b Burwell

Caroline Frances manning, 59, b Cambridge

The Manning family previously lived at 12 Green Street. Will was assistant at the Observatory to H F Newall until 1913 but then became Assistant Observer resident in the Solar Physics Observatory 1913-1946 responsible to F J M Stratton. he jointly authored with Stratton the ‘Atlas of Spectra of Nova Herculis 1934’ published in 1938.

In 1913 Will married Leah Perret. She had been a student at Homerton Teacher Training College. She started work at the school in New Street in Barnwell, known as the “Ragged School“. She campaigned for better nutrition for the children  and together with support of Ada Keynes founded an “After School Play Centre.”


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