Jack at work along the line King’s Lynn to Hunstanton
Jack at home in Wolferton with 2 of his 5 prized goats
Linesman Jack Jubilee Barrett
Born 1897 (Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Year)
Jack started as assistant porter at Heacham before coming to live in Wolferton. After his marriage he became a linesman checking points and rail fixings. Covering Kings Lynn to Hunstanton. One of his duties was to lay the red carpet to the station door before each royal visit. Retired whilst at Wolferton in 1962.
Mr Barrett ‘Departed’ in 1971
Information supplied by his daughter
Joan Doughty of South Wootton
Jack’s home at Wolferton pictured on the left.
One of four cottages built by the Great Eastern Railway Company
known as ‘ Railway Villa’s ‘
The other two Railway Villa’s as they are today pictured here in 2010