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Re: My brickwall
Sounds a very reasonable picture but I have a few niggles with this man. Not sure what sort of mariner he was - certainly for much, if not all his married life he was static. He lived with his wife and kids on 'The Beach', on a sandy point which stuck out into the estuary. The building was often drawn by local amateur artists. At one time I saw several of the pictures in a collection at Exmouth Library. John had a 'yatch and boats to hire out'. I think he was the ferry man across the estuary to Starcross. It was a dangerous crossing and storms often damaged or destroyed the family home.