Jakey’s Bay and fishermen’s cottages

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  1. Kelvin Wilson January 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I would love to hear of where this picture (a postcard?) came from… it has several buildings, on the right, I long to see in more detail!

  2. colin campbell August 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I haven’t heard of (or don’t remember) the name Jakey’s bay but on the far right it looks like the concrete steps down the bank to the beach right next to the big storm pipe outlet and sewer pipe, Mr. Mcully’s house is on the flat at the top of the bank in 1945 they had a double ended boat kept there on blocks, the house that appears to be braced up with timber ,it collapsed in a storm about 1946, moving further left where there appears to be a white boat the Mcully,s had a shed for fishing gear.The next 5 houses going to the left the last one was empty by 1947 that is end house in Back Row the house behind that was uncle Joe Stoneman and auntie Betty (nee Mills) and old mrs Mills and we lived next door at number 16 until 1951 when we came out to Australia.

    • John Hetherington September 8, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      My granmother (Bessie Hetherington nee Burton) used to call the Bay to the right ‘Jakeys Sands’. So it was always Jakeys to us, but I only remember the area after the promenades were built. I also had ancestors who lived in Back Row called Mills.Thomas Mills (1822), and his daughter Elizabeth Mills, but they did 1901 & 1903 resp.

  3. colin campbell August 18, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    I found 2 images of the bay, looks like views from what was (in 1950) Marconi point, the images show McCully’s fishing gear shed above the stairway down to the beach,on the right of the sewer and storm water outlet there was a very steep slope covered in cinders, that’s how Mr McCully hauled that double ended boat up, there was a thick rope slung across the slope to stop people from accessing the beach, but, I climbed down by using the fence railings (this was in 1945–I was only 3 years old) but still remember that I couldn’t get back up the slope so went up the concrete steps but the top was blocked with concertina barbed wire, me mam heard me crying and had to get soldiers to cut the wire, me mam always said that I would make a saint swear! I will attempt to post the images but am not very good with computers.

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