So when did they arrive once Hewett had decided on the move to Gorleston? The first Barking man to arrive was Christopher Spashett, agent for the Short Blue in 1854. He was soon followed by other Barking families- 28 by 1861. These were all skilled men- skippers, mates and third hands. (Very like the off-shore gas industry of the 1970s where instead of Barking the skilled men came from Texas and Louisiana, the unskilled being recruited locally.
Beneath..Trafalgar Road looking west towards Beccles Road.