Mill Lane – Gorbutt

The boys are Thomas (born 1888 and died 1936)and Robert Gorbutt, Robert died young but Tom went on to be a butcher (which he hated). Their father lived on Mill Lane. He had many daughters, but he died relatively young. Another branch of the Gorbutt family had a draper’s and grocer’s shop on South Street. The uniform is, I presume, the expected style for the Grammar School, or a similar school. If it was the Caistor Grammar School the pupils would have been taught by the Rev. Robert Thomas and / or the Re. Thomas J. Thorburn. Thomas did not make it easy for his successor at the Grammar School as he set up a small school, in his vicarage at Cabourne. Note and photograph from the Rev. David Saunders Collection. Caistor Heritage Trust.