Boat Trips in the 50's
The Summer Rose
A few days ago at an ‘old pals’ get together my mate Ken Harding offered these photos to be recorded on the archive. They were given to him by Avril Fitzpatrick whose father was owner and skipper of the ‘Summer Rose’. Ken’s grandfather, Robert Harding was a crewman. The ‘Summer Rose’ was the most prominent amongst a few pleasure boats that took holiday makers and Canvey folk on trips from Shell beach up to Holehaven and around the Chapman Lighthouse in the 1950’s.