Stafford Ellerman’s Uncle Lewis

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Stafford Ellerman’s Uncle Lewis

The late Stafford Ellerman left meticulous records of his extensive travels both in this country and abroad. In this he followed the example his Uncle Lewis Wood. He was a civil servant by day at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich but in his time away from work, and maybe at work too sometimes, he dreamed about ships and boats. He made models of them. He took pictures of them. He travelled on them with his wife Celia often drawing maps of where they had been. And he kept records of all his trips from an excursion aboard PS Golden Eagle in 1909 onwards up to his last recorded voyage aboard the Cross Channel ferry Falaise from Southampton to Rouen in 1953, For more details and pictures take a look at the November Pictures of the Month on Kingswear Castle’s website: November 2022: Stafford Ellerman’s Uncle Lewis – Kingswear Castle