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Camden Mos: Honourable Mentions

With Movember drawing to a close and all our nominees of the great moustaches of Camden up, we thought we’d do a shout out to all those men in Camden’s history who, although desiring to sport some face lace, took a different direction than the magnificent mo’. Whether it’s growing a long full beard, or giving us the Amish number of beard and no mustache, these men changed their face with the call of the fuzz, but as the rules of Movember stipulate, they were ineligible. Still, here we provide their soup strainers and flavour savers for your enjoyment with an honourable mention.

Elgar Stuckey. Born 1823 at South Petherton Somerset England. Died 1899 at Camden.

Elgar Stuckey. Born 1823 at South Petherton Somerset England. Died 1899 at Camden.

James and Catherine Rideout (nee Murray) Back Creek Oakdale (The focus is more on James, obviously.) Were married in St Johns Church, Camden in 1861. Photographed many years later.

James and Catherine Rideout (nee Murray) Back Creek Oakdale (The focus is more on James, obviously.) Were married in St Johns Church, Camden in 1861. Photographed many years later.

Thomas Reedy. Worked at Camden Park for over 70 years as gardener and later Orchard Manager. Born 1838. Died 1929.

Thomas Reedy. Worked at Camden Park for over 70 years as gardener and later Orchard Manager. Born 1838. Died 1929.

David Doust. 1853-1926. Pillar of Methodism in Camden. Advocate of temperance. Prominent store keeper at 184 Argyle Street Camden.

David Doust. 1853-1926. Pillar of Methodism in Camden. Advocate of temperance. Prominent store keeper at 184 Argyle Street Camden. And a unique addition to the collection.

James Joseph English. Portrait. Father of Herbert English. 1910s.

James Joseph English. Portrait. Father of Herbert English. 1910s.

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William Sidman. Founder of The Camden News in 1896.

James Boardman with his family including Alice Maria Apps and Nellie, Elsie, Alma Jane, Olive, and Clara.

James Boardman with his family including Alice Maria Apps and Nellie, Elsie, Alma Jane, Olive, and Clara.

Make sure to check out our nominees and vote either on our Facebook, Twitter or directly to this blog by November 30 to help decide who will be the Crumb Catcher King of Camden.

Camden Mos: All nominees

With all nominees now in and the calendar ticking over to the end of Movember, our celebration of the great moustaches of Camden is quickly drawing to a close. Before month’s end we thought we’d give you a last glance at all the candidates before casting your final vote. Click on the candidates name to view their full profile.

The nominees for Crumb Catcher King of Camden are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting closes midnight 30 November. Either ‘like’ the candidate on Facebook, ‘favourite’ it on Twitter or comment directly to the blog to vote for your favourite Camden nose neighbour.

 

 

Camden Mos: Charles Dawson

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Charles Dawson, son of Thomas Dawson, Camden Park Estate Manager and Land Agent. 

Simple but effective, a straight lampshade style. However, exquisitely dapper, particularly with the cropped hair, likewise neatly maintained and trimmed, with clear volume standing out. Add a simple black suit and pristine white shirt, and we have a fine contender.

Camden Mos: Charles Thomas Whiteman

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Portrait of prominent Camden businessman and alderman. Born 1849,died 1903. 

Family photograph on verandah above Argyle Street, looking west.  Man  seated on right in second row is Charles Thomas White man .

Family photograph on verandah above Argyle Street, looking west.
Manseated on right in second row is Charles Thomas Whiteman.

A full, flat mo that curves around the lips. Not the fullest, or the most elegant, but what C.T. Whiteman’s moustache lacks in flair certainly does not compare with his dedication to Camden as an alderman and business owner.