Tailors, Tentmakers & Train Drivers
MW (my husband), is the youngest of four children, born to Jeffrey Richard (known as Joe), Weatherill and Mary Chapman between 1952 and 1961, near Windsor.
Joe descended from a long line of Tailors. He too was the youngest of four children, and born to Alfred Hubert Weatherill and Alice Keys in 1925. Older siblings Mollie c1913, Betty c1920, Douglas (Punch c1922). Joe decided to move away from the tailoring business, and bought, repaired and sold canvas tarpaulins, before developing this into a Marquee manufacturing and hire business, which has grown and is still operating in Norfolk as Weatherill Brothers Ltd.
Jeffrey Richard Weatherill
Mary Gertrude Chapman
Alfred Weatherill Alice Keys
Mark Chapman Queenie Hurren
James Weatherill Harriet Duckett
Thomas Richard Keys Ann
William Hurren Gertrude Hart
William Liddle Weatherill Mary Allen
James Duckett Harriet Morrell
Thomas Keys Ann Watts
Francis Keys Mary