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"Ern in his boat"

A photo from Caroline Kearvell of her grandfather, Ernest Ede Kearvell - born in 1921 at Chidham West Sussex. As a young man he is pictured sailing his small dinghy in Cutmill Creek, Chidham in about 1937. Interestingly, Ernest takes his middle name from his grandmother, Emily Ede of Bosham.

If Ernest wished to continue sailing today, Chidham has several Sailing Centres where the modern dinghy - such as Wayfarer, Pico and Laser II - can be put through their paces.



Ernest pictured in May 2005

The trophy is Division 1 Championship West Sussex Football League won by East Dean F C, the club where Ernest's grandson, Peter, is the Manager

Ernest is the youngest son of Ernest Arthur Kearvell (1886-1969) and Alice Kate Staker (1901-1992). He is pictured in about 1923 with his parents and older brother George Frederick (1919-2003). His sister, Hazel Betty, was born the following year.

To the right we see a photograph of Caroline's father, Graham Douglas

Ernest Kearvell (1950- ) as a young Lance Corporal in the Bosham ACF on Armistice Day Parade alongside Bosham Harbour. (p.s. he is the one

looking at the camera!)