John Hassall Genealogy Family History Tree


John Hassall created the Skegness Jolly Fisherman poster with the slogan ‘Skegness is SO Bracing’ in 1908, commissioned by the LNER railways.

Skegness Jolly Fisherman Poster created by artist, John Hassall

This year, 2008, it is the centenary of the Jolly Fisherman creation and Skegness has lots of exciting events lined up to celebrate the 100th birthday.

We thought it would be a nice little 100th bithday present for Jolly if we explored the Hassall genealogy and so we have researched his famly history tree. See the link below.

Hassall was born in 1868 in Deal Kent and died in 1948.

Here is John Hassall’s birth certificate and death certificate:

Birth certificate of John Hassall, creator of Skegness Jolly Fisherman Death certificate of John Hassall, creator of Skegness Jolly Fisherman

John Hassall Family Tree created by Angela Gooch

Here are some links to more news stories about John Hassall and the Jolly Fisherman.

Jolly Fisherman 100th Birthday Souvenir
Video Jolly Fisherman 100th Birthday Skegness Infants School
Skegness Town Hall Open Day
Fantasy Island Boss Rescues Jolly Fisherman heritage
Evidence points to a Mrs Jolly Fisherman?
Council Appeal for Jolly Fisherman Poster
John Hassall First Visit to Skegness
Jolly Fisherman Elbowed out of Poster
Jolly Fisherman Statue Compass Gardens
John Hassall Gets Jolly Fisherman Statue
Jolly Fisherman Potato Crisps
Jolly Fisherman in Hamlet Cigar Advert
Jolly Fisherman’s ‘Wife’
County Hotel’s Name U-turn
John Hassalls Daughter Visits Skegness

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