Fashion CK428 is a 34ft Aldous smack built in 1894.

FASHION was built by Aldous at Brightlingsea in 1894 and registered as CK428. In 1923 she was sold to Ted Pitt and reregistered as MN40 until 1938. In 1938 she was sold to Southend and re-registered as LO208.

West Mersea Town Regatta 1930. Smacks from left: UNITY, KINGFISHER (far background), MN40 (foreground), two Maldon smacks, BOADICEA CK213 (extreme right).
©Douglas Went.
Used in Gaff Rig, page 124.
Used in Smacks and Bawleys page 118.
Used in The Sailors’s Coast page 49.
Smack FASHION on Maldon Promenade beach.
Photo taken late 1930s
For a full history see
Judges postcard 14944, written 25 June 1943.
©Mersea Museum.