Merry Pictures.

Alfie Merryweather, by P.V. Jarvis
Alfie Merryweather was employed as a painter in the Dockyard (Chatham) during the early years of the 20th century. at just four feet (1.22m.) tall he was reputedly the shortest man ever to work in the dockyard. Alfie Merryweather died aged 81 years on the 23rd December 1935. Alfie is shown in the painting wearing a 'fearnought' jacket of the type issued to dockland workers although Alfie's jacket had to be made specially to fit his small frame! The artist P.V.Jarvis was employed in the Painters Department at Chatham Dockyard, serving as inspector from 1930 to 1935, He painted this portrait of Alfie during this period.
Our thanks to Chatham Dockyard Historical Society.
And Alan Merryweather for sending the information.

The Tempest Prognosticator built by  Doctor George Merryweather and shown at the  Great Exhibition  in the Crystal Palace 1851.
A full description will follow on a separate page.

Our Thanks to Mark Andrew for this contribution and many others yet to be added to this site.
Mark Has been a mine of information on the Yorkshire Merry's

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