View Full Version : Toy - anti submarine designer/builder
12-09-2008, 1:31 PM
One thing I still haven't managed to find is a Mr Toy (mother Annie) a shipbuilder in Falmouth, who was responsible for designing and building anti-submarine ships which were used in the First World War. He emigrated to America, became a millionaire and had lots of children. Any info would be gratefully recieved
A first name would be useful in tracking him down or a rough date of birth? Any idea what he made his millions in - that may help to find him too.
The only "famous" Toy from Falmouth I could find was Sam Toy, but he was born in 1923 and was the chairman of Ford in Britain.
12-09-2008, 2:15 PM
If you put "the history learning site" into google, then click on World War One, amongst the many sections is one called
'British submarines in World War One'
It tells you a lot on the subject, but unfortunately, does not mention Mr. Toy. :(
12-09-2008, 2:19 PM
Using the historical direcotries web-site, I searched Lakes Directory of 1912 and found reference to:
Ship and boat builder
TOY. F.W, Bar Road
Is this you chap?
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