Frinton stationmasters

Dates Lastname Forenames Photograph Position Details
? Barnard William C Frinton, Stationmaster Mr Barnard died in 1922.
According to Census information he was a Stationmaster at Edmonton in 1891, 1901, 1911

1888 - 1890 Bailey William Frinton, 'Temporary' Stationmaster William Bailey was appointed as a 'temporary' Station Master at Frinton when trains began to stop there in 1888.

1890 - 1891 Hollingbery George Frinton, Stationmaster

1891 - 1894 Womack Thomas Frinton, Stationmaster In 1891 he lived in the recently constructed 1 Victoria Terrace, Witton Wood Lane, conveniently situated opposite the Station. Born near Bressingham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border c. 1825, Thomas had had a long career with the railway. It was from his position as Station Master at Ardleigh, Essex, that he moved to Frinton with his wife and two grown up daughters.

1894 - 1896 Shorney Frederick Frinton, Stationmaster Formerly a Railway Inspector from West Ham, Essex, he died in 1896 at the age of 71 years.

1896 - 1928 Reeve Keppel Frinton, Stationmaster Born in Great Bealings, Suffolk in 1863. He had married Elizabeth Charlotte Simmons from Walton in 1883 and by 1891 had been appointed Station Master at Kirby Cross Station. On being assigned to the same position at Frinton he, with his wife, moved to 1 Victoria terrace. He remained at this address until a Station Master's House, (now the Doctors Surgery), was built adjacent to the Station in 1910. Sadly, Keppel's wife died in 1915 at the age of 54 years. Five years later he married Alice Maud, the widow of Clement George Wortley with whom she had run a greengrocery business in Connaught Avenue. Keppel and his wife retired to Greenaway. He died in 1946 aged 82 years while Alice died eight years later at the age of 81. They share a grave in Frinton's Old Church Graveyard.

1928 - ? Darvell Thomas Frinton, Stationmaster In late 1928 Thomas moved into the Station House as the New Station Master following the retirement of Keppel Reeve.
Thomas was born in Bacton, Suffolk in 1884. By 1901 he was listed as a Railway Clerk while boarding at a house in Great Bentley, Essex. After marrying Mabel Ellen Deacon in 1908 , Thomas moved to 11 Witton Wood Lane to continue working as a railway Clerk in Frinton. The 1911 census shows him living with his wife, his 2 year old son also called Thomas and baby daughter Mabel both of whom had been born in Frinton. In the following years Thomas was promoted to Chief Clerk, moved to a house called Clovelly in Fifth Avenue and became the father of six more children, although, sadly, one daughter, Mavis died quite young of consumption (TB). Another daughter christened Muriel was known to everyone as Hazel and she and one of her sisters ran a sweet shop ('The Cabin') in Frinton.

1938 - 1948(?) Betts F. Frinton, Stationmaster

1948 - 1948 Deveraux E.E. Frinton, Stationmaster

1949 - 1962 Jones Sidney H Frinton, Stationmaster Born at Walthamstow he joined the railway service in 1913 as a Clerk at Cheshunt.
He served in the Royal Engineers during the 1914-18 war.
Mr Jones saw service at many stations. Among places at which he was station-master were Northumberland Park, Rye House (Herts), Ongar and then in 1949 he came to Frinton. In 1960 he went to Thorpe but continued to live at the Station House in Frinton.
Mr Jones died in August, 1962 aged 63.

1962 to ?? Abel J. W. Frinton & Walton, Stationmaster

Christmas 1962 to 1969 Aldous Ted Frinton Stationmaster (Walton, Frinton and Kirby Cross) Ted came from Raleigh to Frinton and he lived at a flat in Walton for six years.
After serving at Frinton Ted went to Colchester to work as an Administration Clerk from where he retired.

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