More Emsworth Family Histories
26th May- 24th June 2018

Emsworth families DisplayThe exhibition in The Emsworth Maritime Museum traces the background of local families who grew up and worked in Emsworth and the surrounding district in the 19th and early 20th century. Information has been obtained from census records, photographs and copies of birth, marriage and death certificates provided by local residents. Illustrated with photographs the expedition reveals the variety of lifestyles of these inhabitants: the Parham, Gray, Matthews, Lintott, Boutell, Prior, Hicks, Farndell and Savage families, and many of their descendants still live in the local area.

Henry Lee Yalden with Kinnel Hartley Traction EngineThese large families worked in the service, fishing and oysters industries, were in the army, timber, retail and medical professions and were well-known in the community. The historical information about local life in past generations has been collated by Margaret Rogers and Jeff Higgins with copies of original photographs enhanced by Bernie Gudge. Records don't exist for all local families and there is a mystery section to the exhibition where visitors are asked to contact Trust members if they recognise people in certain photographs.

Sue Young

The image shows a Kimmell and Hartley Breweries Traction Engine at North Street, Havant with Henry Lee Yalden, Drayman on the right (Great Grandfather of Bernie Gudge)