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of South Town Works, Great Yarmouth
1894 Mentions the large dumb barge built by W. F. Crabtree and Co of Southtown at their shipyard on Cobholm Island.
1901 '...traced the growth of the Mamma from its acquisition, 16 years ago, by Mr. Crabtree from Mr. William Barnes, who founded it nine years previously. When Mr. Crabtree took it over 25 men were being employed. Now there were over 120,...'