We were delighted to welcome Susan Smith of Marple to the Library today, who brought in this beautiful Boutflower Watch. The watch was awarded to her father, Frank Bradley, who was a pupil at Chetham’s from 1931-1938.
We know very little about the origin of the prize or its founder. Dr Boutflower was a physician who served as a Feoffee at Chetham’s and died around 1931. Presumably other watches were presented and, perhaps, survive? We know of no others but perhaps someone reading this will be able to enlighten us. Do get in contact if you are able to fill in any of the gaps!