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 The staff of Gowen & Company sail loft at West Mersea, about 1920. L to R Charlie Woods, A.A. Gowen, Kenneth A.L. Gowen, Miss Gertie French (Mrs Stanley Farthing), Herbert Welham, (foreman), Jack Gurton, Jack Wadley and Joe Jeckells. 

Charlie Woods' jersey is from LADY HENRIE... RSYC, perhaps LADY HENRIETTE built 1876, converted to steamer, ON 68588. [LRY 1914].


Joe Jeckells was ...
Cat1 Families-->French Cat2 Mersea-->Shops & Businesses Cat3 Ship and boat building, sailmaking Cat4 Families-->Farthing

The staff of Gowen & Company sail loft at West Mersea, about 1920. L to R Charlie Woods, A.A. Gowen, Kenneth A.L. Gowen, Miss Gertie French (Mrs Stanley Farthing), Herbert Welham, (foreman), Jack Gurton, Jack Wadley and Joe Jeckells.
Charlie Woods' jersey is from LADY HENRIE... RSYC, perhaps LADY HENRIETTE built 1876, converted to steamer, ON 68588. [LRY 1914].
Joe Jeckells was working in the family business in Lowestoft until 1913, but by all accounts the fishing industry was going through a tough time and at this point he came down to Tollesbury in the hope work would prove more plentiful. His daughter Florence (1894-1972) married Lawshall Upson (1897-1971) at Tollesbury in 1918. Thereafter they lived in Witham, and had 11 children. [ from Martin Rogers ].
Photo used in The Salty Shore, page 33.
Date: c1920      


Photo: John Leather Collection
Image ID BOXD_012_001_001
Category 1 Families-->French
Category 2 Mersea-->Shops & Businesses
Category 3 Ship and boat building, sailmaking
Category 4 Families-->Farthing


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.