Portrait of John & Amy Burwill, East Cliff c.1910

A Photograph of John and Amy Burwill/Burvill, parents of Pop (Jack, christened John) Burvill, pilot of channel swims.

John was a Dover boatman and pilot. Outside their home at 48 East Cliff. John James Burwill 1864 – 1922 and Amy Elizabeth Atkins 1869 – 1955

Pop (Jack / John) Burvill (Burwill) acted as a pilot on many Channel swimming escort and support boats.  A Black and White photograph.

From the Rob Whitewood collection.

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