Living on a Landing Craft


After WWII, Jock and Joan lived on a converted Infantry Landing Craft with their three children at Cubitt’s Yacht Basin by Chiswick Bridge. Around this time, Jock designed and had a house built at 10 Ham Farm Road, Ham, London.

When looking to move on to a WWII Landing Craft as a house boat, Jock made a sketch of the boat to show his wife Joan.
Joan, Oliver, Jock, Ross, Elspeth in their houseboat in Cubitt’s Yacht Basin. First published in Picture Post “London’s Floating Village’, 28 October 1950. Photo by Charles Hewitt. © (Licensed from Getty Images)