F. Cunningham

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F. Cunningham, Fitter.

Cunningham is an unusual name for Portmadoc but the only Cunninghams we can find are William (born 1838 in Waterford, Ireland) & his son Robert John (born 1872 in Portmadoc). Both were fitters but Robert only appears in the census in 1891 whereas his father goes from 1871 to 1911.

It is thought this must be the man in the photo (Boyd26H) even though he claims to work in an iron foundry and not a railway works. Others who we know for certain worked as fitters for the FR also said they worked in an iron foundry and there was one at Boston Lodge, of course. F. Cunningham is possibly the person in the photo known as Boyd26H. (click here to see) This photo is labelled "A Group taken in the Works Yard before the First War". It is believed to be around 1913. It is not all staff from the yard at that time. There was a list attached to the original which declares who the people are. This person is believed to be in the third row from the back and the third person from the left handside.