A typical fishing boat's crew

Photograph of a boat crew, posing for posterity

By John Layton

Here you see a typical fishing boat's crew, posing for posterity.

Note the weekly wage - £1.50 in today's money!

Photo:A typical fishing boat's crew - probably between the wars

A typical fishing boat's crew - probably between the wars

Gt Yarmouth Museums

This page was added by John Layton on 23/02/2007.
Comments about this page

What a great picture. And every one of the lads in cloth caps.

By Gillian Bagwell
On 14/06/2010

I am intrigued by this photo. My Grandfather - William James Lark (b.1871) and Great Grandfather also William James Lark (b.1848) were both fishermen in Gt Yarmouth, living in Row 139. I am wondering if one of them appears on this photo. My Grandfather was supposedly blown up on his vessel in the first WW.

By Doreen M Belcher (Nee Lark)
On 19/04/2011

I too am intrigued by this photograph as my ancestors were fishermen with the G.Y. fleet and lived in Blackwall Reach in Gorleston. Their boat was named after my Granny "the Gal Effie" and their name was Burnham.

By Valerie Ong
On 19/11/2012

After researching my family tree my mums dad ernest holley born 1909-1947 was a herring fisherman on the yarmouth drifters as his farther was before him.

By nigel woodhouse
On 11/09/2013

The man in the white smock, second from the right is we think Thomas Charles Casey. My wife and her sister say that's him.

By peter white
On 08/04/2019

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