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George Goulding - Severn fisherman

An old photo of George Oliver Goulding at Gatcombe

Above: George Oliver Goulding is second from the left. George was born in 1855 at Awre. Third from the left is Oliver Goulding.

Pamela added: "... My family, the Gouldings lived at Milcombe Head in 1891. My grandfather Oliver Goulding was born there! George Goulding, who lived in 'Milkham Head house' was a salmon fisherman with the Morse family".

George Goulding of Gatcombe with his granddaughter

Above; The girl in the photo is Beatrice Barbara Lane, born 1913 daughter of George's daughter Ethel. Ethel stayed in Blakeney and ran a little vegetable shop, mainly grown on her allotment. Assuming Beatrice is around 3 years old in the photo we can date it to c.1916.

A photo of George Goulding with his boat on the river Severn at Gatcombe'

Above: Another photo with George Goulding far left. The Severn Rail Bridge can be seen in the background.

Pam added: "... It may just mean something to someone, but my Mother Dorothy Goulding wrote on the back of photo with boat and men in macintoshes,these men had something to do with the discovery of Tutankhamuns tomb".

Kate Prince added: "... Boshie Goulding was also mentioned in a book called the Severn Tides by Brian Walters".

Lyn Bowkett added (August 2018): "... My great grandfather was Albert Henry ' Boshie' Goulding, he is the one mentioned in the book Severn Tide by Brian Waters, he is referred to as 'Boshie the Snob'. He was a merchant seaman who met his wife in Plymouth, settled there for a short time then returned to Gloucestershire. I think the family lived near Blakeney, my grandmother Henrietta remembered the village school there. I believe the Goulding family originally lived in Slowwe Cottage, Arlingham. My great grandfather became a stopping boat fisherman on the Severn at Gatcombe along with his brother Giles, who drowned whilst fishing (stopping boat fishing is very dangerous). The family moved to Framilode Passage around 1910, into the house where we still live".

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