Taken at the North Quay, possibly early 1950s.

By William Stovell

This photo of Dick Stovell and another gentleman, returning from a successful fishing trip, was taken at the North Quay.  The boat was Bern Wheatley's Ethel (NN 13). Can anybody please attempt to date it and could could anybody please tell me who the gentleman holding up the bull huss is.

Judging by their grins, both he and Dad had a great time. Ethel was usually moored at the first berth after the swing bridge and it looks like there was a great deal of collier unloading activity going on.


Photo: Illustrative image for the 'BACK FROM A FISHING TRIP' page
This page was added by William Stovell on 30/06/2015.
Comments about this page

Hi William, when I first glanced at the photo, I thought the feller holding the Bull Huss was Trevor Bennett, but now I'm not so sure. The bows of another boat can be seen lying on the inside of the Ethel. This looks very much like the Spree 3, a boat my late father used to run. This boat was owned by a Jim (ex RN Commander) Somner, remember him. Jim was one of the old NDSA stalwarts, and he was sure to let you know it. I had many a time " coil that rope up" order bellowed at me and " no bait or fish in the cabin". Although the " old Commander" had lost a leg, he still got about ok and run his business at the Kingston Ridge Fruit Farm well into a late age.



By Colin Brandon
On 06/07/2015

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