Trunky Thomas

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Trunky Thomas

William Thomas lived at Customs House (Tallboys) was probably the last smuggler and ran four bathing machines as well as keeping some Cattle where the entrance to the Kipling Gardens is now. 

He was helped on the beach by Stumpy Mockford, a one legged man who saved a man's wife from drowning and was given 2/6d

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