Spring 2014

Mary Rose revisits Barrow

A living link with the company’s heritage visited Fisher House in Barrow in November 2013.

Mary Rose Bray, niece to Sir John Fisher, who led the business from the 1920s until the 1960s and later established the philanthropic Fisher Foundation. Prior to the visit, Mary Rose had not returned to Barrow since 1928, some 85 years earlier. She was hosted during the visit by Roger Chapman, of James Fisher Defence, and Diane Meacock and Roland Hart Jackson of the Fisher Foundation, who were able to tell her about the many ways in which the company established by her great grandfather in 1847 continues to thrive as a world class maritime organisation.

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