The Launch of the MV Juneville
These photos show the launch of the MV Juneville,
which took place in on the River Hull, Beverley 29th May 1937.
The boat which looks to be a traditonal Humber boat of the period, was
built by a company called James Barraclough.
They were largely based on the other side of the Humber at New Holland,
but obviously built boats in Beverley too.
The Withernwick connection is that Albert Medforth was a
director of the above company, he was the husband of
Emily, who was headmistress of the village school from 1931- 1963 .
The boat is named after Albert and Emily's two chidren, June and Neville.
Albert was also a prominent member of the village and was, for example,
captain of the Withernwick Home Guard Platoon - click here
Neville also appears on this photo.
There are several more photos of Emily
Click here and here.
The Medforths lived in Withernwick for a long time and were
important members of the village.
Many Thanks to Alex Slingsby,
grandson of Neville for all the photos on this page.
Albert (without the hat) and Emily about to formally launch the Juneville
Neville (the school boy at the front) and many others,
obvioulsy an important event.
Emily and Albert with June and Neville.
A view of the Juneville and the River Hull
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