Before sending this, I phoned Steph to check my story. She asked ‘Didn’t I used to light a fire?’
However, we decided not to try to remember that.
Jennifer Griffiths, formerly Jennings
PS I loved the boys’ football team on page 53 – I can name everyone after 60 plus years. My
husband asked how I would fare with the girls’ hockey team? Probably only two, I replied!
Dear Editor, The picture was said to be of a local water polo team sitting on steps in front of a
pavilion with a large ball in front of them. Taken before WW1, the photo was given to me by Miss
Gladys Precious (1915-2001) whose father, Ernest, sits top left of the seven swimmers. Ernest
Precious worked for many years in British Rail Marine Shops at Parkeston Quay. I remember him
in (1940-1941) as a member of the HD & P Cooperative Society Management Committee, but did
not meet him. Does anyone know something about these young men? Who they were, where did
they swim? Henry Allen, Dovercourt
Dear Harwich-Society, dear people of Harwich! We visited Harwich on Wednesday 21,
May 2014 with the cruisingship Costa Fortuna. Many thanks for the great welcome, the friendly
and ready to help people and the nice town.
Mrs. and Mr. Beckmann, Munich, Germany/Bavaria
Dear Editor, My father, George James Samuel Lucas, was born in Harwich on
May 23,1914. His father James John Lucas, a master carpenter, and his mother
Flora Alderton, a housewife, resided at 8 Coke Street at the time of his birth. He
was the youngest of three children, having two older sisters Muriel and Sylvia. I
am not sure how long my dad lived in Harwich perhaps one of your readers can
shed some light on this.