OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 21, 2020
Webpage updated: April 21, 2020

        

WHO WAS WHO IN OLD PLYMOUTH

FREDERICK ALFRED DANN (1898-1974)

Mr Frederick Alfred Dann was the City of Plymouth's last remaining gas lamp lighter when he retired in September 1963.

Mr Frederick Alfred Dann lighting a gas lamp on Plymouth's Barbican
Prior to his retirement in September 1963.
  Robert Chapman Photography.

Mr Dann was the second son of Mr Henry John Dann, lamp lighter, and his wife, the former Miss Fanny Hill, of 32 New Street, Plymouth.  He was born on September 8th 1898, of 79 Jubilee Street, Plymouth, and was baptised at the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, Southside Street, on October 2nd 1898.  He had an older brother, Henry James Dann, and they were joined by two sisters, Miss Blanche Winifred Dann in 1901 and Miss Ellen May Dann in 1905.

Frederick Alfred Dann married Miss Eleanor Emma Yabsley at the Anglican Church of Saint Jude the Apostle on December 26th 1931.  In the 1939 register of residents he was shown as a refuse collector for Plymouth Corporation living at 82 Cromwell Road, Saint Jude's, Plymouth.

His older brother was a night watchman in 1939 but both became gas lamp lighters.  Henry John Dann retired in April 1962 and Frederick Alfred Dann retired in September 1963.

Mrs Eleanor Emma Dann died in Plymouth on December 30th 1968 and was cremated at Efford Crematorium on January 2nd 1969.

Frederick Alfred Dann died in Plymouth in 1974.