John Hemmann
Alderman John Rudolf Hemmann, born 1832, came to England from Switzerland in 1851, and married Elizabeth Barker in Edmonton 1859, he started a school in Market Place, Rochford and later at Prittlewell, and the Manor Grammar School in the High Street Southend. In 1872 he built and was headmaster/principal of St John’s College on the cliffs. He was a founder of Alexandra Yacht Club and the Southend Choral Society, a committee member of the Southend Rugby Club and persuaded the local board to go for borough status in September 1890. Hemmann died in December 1893 aged 61 in Southend.
St John’s College, Cliff Parade Image from the Terry Herbert Collection
St John’s College, Cliff Parade
Wide shot of Cliff Parade, St John’s College in the distance
1909 St John’s College, Cliff Parade

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