Tollesbury and Mersea Oyster Company men outside the Packing Shed circa 1908. Zeb Milgate (John Milgate's grandfather and Heather Haward's great grandfather) in foreground with basket. John Hewes in back row with white smock and highest shovel. William Haward (Richard Haward's grandfather) sitting in front row, third from right 

Back row (left to right) John Pierce, J. Maskell, Joe Pierce, ...
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Tollesbury and Mersea Oyster Company men outside the Packing Shed circa 1908. Zeb Milgate (John Milgate's grandfather and Heather Haward's great grandfather) in foreground with basket. John Hewes in back row with white smock and highest shovel. William Haward (Richard Haward's grandfather) sitting in front row, third from right
Back row (left to right) John Pierce, J. Maskell, Joe Pierce, Whitey Mussett, Reckie Frost, John Hewes, John Rice, Jim Hewes, George Brand, Harry Sparrow, Ernie French, Bill Collins.
Sitting: 1. Uncle Binks, 2. Walter Regwell, 3. Mimmie Ward, 4. General D'Wit, 5. Ben Heard, 6. Henry Banks, 7. Jim Heard, 8. Dick Page, 9. John Hardy, 10. Bill Pettican, 11. Ike Fisher, 12. Peter Frost. Harbour Master Millgate seated in front with his seven league boots.
Used in Smacks and Bawleys page 112, where there are details of the people in the photograph.
From: Gaff Rig / Smacks
Date: c1908      


Photo: John Leather Collection
Image ID BOXB3_090_001_001
Category 2 Fishing
Category 3 Oysters
Category 4 People

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.