Mr James Dempster

Mr James Dempster

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Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​People_​47-1
Notes / History As well as being Master of the Baron House Academy, Mitcham, Dempster taught at Glebelands, another local prep school. His brand of education was designed to train gentlemen for careers in commerce or the armed forces.

One of his former pupils described him as “the most remarkably fat man except Daniel Lambeth I ever saw.” (Lambert was then renowned as Britain’s heaviest man.)

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