05/07/12

The ‘Pelter’ brig and Chopper Anderson

The Pelter was a ship that was deliberately beached at the Warren in the 19th century and used a coastguard station. It was home to nine families, among them the Andersons. John ‘Chopper’ Anderson was the Folkestone town crier in the early 20th century and a well known character in the town.

Alan Couchman-Sawyer, who is related to Chopper Anderson, has been doing a lot of research on his family, the Pelter and the cottages that superseded it. He has kindly sent us these articles, which he has transcribed from the original newspaper clippings. They certainly make fascinating reading and we would like to thank Alan for sending them to us.

Folkestone’s Pelter Brig

NINE FAMILIES LIVED IN SHOREBOUND HULK

TOWN CRIER AT PEWSEY

Chopper Anderson Boston Herald

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