Francis Prout the last of the Prout Brothers died on the 23rd February 2011 at a nursing home in Woodbridge Suffolk.
Roland Prout died 1997.
They will both be remembered for the development of Catamarans built at the Point, Canvey and in early days the building of folding canoes and boats with their father Geoffrey at the Small Gains factory. I worked with them in both factories for many years,
Francis’s wife Erica, my sister died September 2010