Letter: Appeal for info about Clipper Schooner landlord

The Clipper Schooner pub where Mr Riches also was the licensee at one time. Picture: COLIN TOOKE COL

The Clipper Schooner pub where Mr Riches also was the licensee at one time. Picture: COLIN TOOKE COLLECTION - Credit: Archant

The man standing outside the Clipper Schooner (Peggotty, Mercury September 16) is Thomas Lake and he is I believe my great grandfather. After he died his wife Georgenna ran the pub. They didn’t marry until 1909, when her first husband died, but we believe Thomas Lake was the father of my grandfather, Thomas Turrell.

If there is anyone who has more information about him I would appreciate it. I can be contacted through my email address.

JANET HOPKINS

janethopkins3010@outlook.com