Record number GP75
        Simple name gansey pattern
        Full name seeds and bars & horizontal & commercial
        Other name John Grimes' seeds and bars Sheringham gansey
        Named collection  
        Classified name 4.151.721
            System SHIC
        Brief description Gansey pattern, John Grimes' seeds and bars gansey; Sheringham fisherman 1858; a universal pattern
        Nature wearer
        Person fisherman : Grimes, John
        Place & Sheringham & Norfolk
        Activity fishing
        Date 1858
        Method hand knitted
        Person knitter :
        Date 1858 (pre)
        Place & Polperro & Cornwall (?)
        Technical data  
            Note3 tension
        Simple name photograph
        Full name  
        Reference number  
        Note Upcher family photograph albums, Sheringham Hall; copied by Tim Groves. Possibly the oldest photograph of a gansey in the world.
        Type digitised image
        Type digitised image
        Reference number  
        Result pattern chart
        Person charted by : Warren, Martin
        Person swatch knitted by :
        Reference number _chart.pdf
        Type sampler
        Corporate body for :
        Person knitted by :
        Date requested  
    Documentation group  
        Link shering.html
    Recorder Warren, Martin :
    Documentation group  
        Reference Correl, Philip : : Lewis Harding - Cornwall's Pioneer Photographer : : Polperro Heritage Press : 48 pp, 106 illustrations ISBN 0953001245
    Notes Lewis Harding is famous for his photographs of the fishermen of Polperro, He began his photographic career in 1856 but we do not (yet) know if he chose fishermen as his subjects immediately or if he came to them later than 1956. The photograph of John Grimes, dated in the Upcher photo albumn at 1858, must be one of the oldest, if not the oldest photograph of a fisherman wearing a gansey anywhere in the world. The pattern however was very likely knitted in Polperro.