This is a message from a Mr Harry Pocock. Though adjusted I feel that his story is worth posting, to me it gives life to the picture and a little bit of history on Pocock’s in Rotherhithe also information.
My Great Grandfather, Henry Pocock kept The Jolly Waterman Pub as well as the Barge Builders and Dry Docks (Pococks) that were adjacent to it. My Grandfather, Percy Pocock, was a pilot on the Thames. I have a pewter pint pot here, inscribed H.Pocock, Jolly Waterman, Rotherhithe that my father, David Pocock, left to me in his will. My Father put my Grandfathers ashes into The River Thames, which would have been about 1966 or 7 and I did the same honour for my father nearly 30 years later.