Thursday, March 31, 2005
Fanny Wheeler Shallowpool Doll.
This is Fanny Wheeler (yes my doll collection is rife with them it seems!) Here's the info on the card about her.
"Although it is known that many women in the past have have assisted their men folk in their smuggling activities, Fanny Wheeler of the west wight is the only woman who is reputed to have accompanied her fatherto France in an open boat to collect consignmentsof kegs of spirits during the early part of the last centuary."