Wiggins Family

Now living in Blackheath, Chris is to be seen
proudly wearing an Endeavour T shirt.
One of the enjoyable consequences of our restoration of Endeavour is how people with connections to the boat have contacted us. Recently a family of Walkdens visited Mike King, and a new family tree was opened up.

Before the Johnson & Jago partnership carried out boat building in Leigh, our Endeavour was built by the predecessors Cole & Wiggins and Chris Walkden, pictured, is the granddaughter of Charles Wiggins. Soon after building Endeavour, the Wiggins' moved to Great Wakering, and some of his family worked at what is now Suttons boatyard.

Chris's uncle, Joe, formed a partnership with Suttons as well as operating a trawler which was part of the white weed industry after the war.

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