Fisherman Stan Bagwell – a tribute to ‘one of Sidmouth’s characters’

Stan was the son of Robert and Martha Bagwell, his father and grandfather were local fishermen. Stan was no scholar, he spent all of his free time with his father at Ladram Bay where his father fished and was coastguard during the war. He cycled up Peak Hill early mornings and after school. Sometimes he travelled on his father’s motorbike next to the crab bait. At 15 he bought his first 12ft clinker built rowing boat, this leaked badly so he spent many hours repairing it. Stan’s ambition to have a trawler working out of Brixham was realized in 1972. >click to read< 21:42

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