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8. Jack Harrison, basket maker. Photo: Simon Talbot/Contax S2/Ilford HP5 Plus
Jack has sadly passed away, at the age of 93, since this picture was taken. He was a very well-known St Ivian and an all-round sportsman. On leaving school he worked in the family basket making business founded by his grandfather in Filberts Walk on the Hemingford side of the river near Victoria Terrace. In those days there were 31 terraced houses in Filberts Walk including the Green Man pub, known locally as the 'Basket Makers Arms'. 40 acres of willow were cut each year and there were 5 rod-peeling yards. The Harrison Estate included Holt Island. Unfortunately, when technology took hold in the 1960s the business was closed down.

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