Helen & Violet LO262 36ft Cann built 1906

HELEN & VIOLET was built for James Kimber of Leigh, where she fished for the first thirty years of her life. In the mid thirties, she had her first engine installed, and was sold to William Annis who worked her out of Brightlingsea.  She has remained in the Colne area since then fishing and later, unrigged, as watch boat to the Tollesbury Oyster Co. until she was sold to a private owner in about 1972.  She took occasional fishing parties until being restored back to her original rig and having her engine removed. She has sailed as a private yacht ever since.

Leigh bawley HELEN & VIOLET built by J H Cann, Harwich, racing. Winner of Leigh on Sea Regatta 1921. 262LO. In Leigh, she was known as the ELLEN AND VIOLET.
Used in Smacks and Bawleys, page 58 credit to Mersea Museum
Leigh bawley HELEN AND VIOLET. National Maritime Museum Photograph No. A.3347. credit to Mersea Museum

Leigh bawley HELEN AND VIOLET. National Maritime Museum A.3355. credit to Mersea Museum
Bawley HELEN AND VIOLET. National Maritime Museum A.3352. credit to Mersea Museum