Four Generations of the Purvis Family

Four generations of Purvis’s representing the family tradition of piloting

Top Left: James Purvis, who in the 1920's at the age of 73, was the oldest working pilot on the river. He had three sons, George William, James and Thomas, all pilots. Top Right: George William Purvis, son of James (top left) Below Left: George William Purvis, son of George (top right) and grandson of James,was piloting on the river from 1947 until his retirement at the age of 70 in 1980. Below Right: George William Purvis, son of George William (below left) grandson of George William and great grandson of James, was piloting from 1966 until 1998.
Top Left: James Purvis, who in the 1920’s at the age of 73, was the oldest working pilot on the river. He had three sons, George William, James and Thomas, all pilots.
Top Right: George William Purvis, son of James (top left)
Below Left: George William Purvis, son of George (top right) and grandson of James,was piloting on the river from 1947 until his retirement at the age of 70 in 1980.
Below Right: George William Purvis, son of George William (below left) grandson of George William and great grandson of James, was piloting from 1966 until 1998.

 

 

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