“Jet Workers, Whitby”
The interior of William Wright’s Jet Work shop on Haggersgate taken approx 1890. These works were reputed to be the only jet works in Whitby with gas powered engines driving the lathes.
The jet worker seated nearest to the camera is James Moat Leck, he is wearing a hard hat or ‘Muller’. He had to serve a five year apprenticeship to be a jet designer and in his spare time he played in a band which gave performances at the bottom of Khyber Pass in the old band stand.