Sunday, 20 May 2012

James Furniss

A childhood friend of Lowry's who he met at Braeside School in 1914. Born 1908. Lowry became friendly with the rest of the Furniss family including James's parent John and Mary plus their other children John Cooper (b. 1903), William Dann (b. 1906) and Paul (b. 1909). John Furniss was a solicitor and the family lived at 2 Grosvenor Road, West Kirby when Lowry became friends with James. The family moved to Clevelands, 103 Meols Drive in 1920. The family and their Meols Drive home were immortalised in Under The Volcano as the Taskersons. Lowry played golf with the Furniss family at Caldy Golf Course and later at the Royal Liverpool course in Hoylake.

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