Lost and Found

Filey Promenade

Nine fishermen drowned when the steam drifter Research grounded on Smithwick Sands and then capsized. Their bodies were never found. When I wrote about the tragedy five years ago, two of the lost men, Ted and George, were missing from the Shared Tree. They are there now.

This is from Filey: Fishing Faith and Family since 1800 by Irene Allen and Andrew Todd –

Two other JENKINSON brothers, Edwin Chapman and George…sons of John Matthew, Sled’s distant cousin, also drowned from Research. John Matthew was better known in Fileyas Jossie Buggins. George Burton knew the Buggins well. Edwin (Teddy Fat) was about 21 at the time of his death: ‘he allus had taithwack and a shawl wrapped around his jaw, and always had a bloody great gob full o’ taffy…and a woodbine at the same time’. George, only 16, was very quiet.

For more on the entertainer “Andie CAINE” see Pierrot.

Row 15 | 1990 Caine F158 | Pierrot’s Hat

Lena’s probate entry is at slight odds with her inscription.

Mark of Man 105 · Royal Parade

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