Memories of Spurn in the 1880s

by George A. Jarratt

  The front cover of SKEALS' latest publication.

This insight into life at Spurn Point is the second publication by SKEALS. It is the personal memories of George A. Jarratt, whose father was a lifeboatman at Spurn from 1883 until 1891. George was taken there when six months old, and spent his early childhood growing up in this remote location. He describes some of the problems of daily life on the peninsula as experienced by the adults, and the delights for a child of living in this unusual environment in the late Victorian period.

Produced to coincide with the 200th anniversary of a lifeboat at Spurn, the book is a new edition of an earlier publication. Compiled by Mike Welton, the book has 39 pages and contains some 44 photographs. The book is priced at only 5.00 (plus 2.00 P&P). Obtainable from Mike Welton, tel: 01964 650265, e-mail:, or at local shops in the South Holderness area. (ISBN 978-0-9565048-0-7)



A donation of 1.00 will be given to the RNLI at Spurn for every copy sold.

Launched 2010.