What a Job Description! The Chocolate Boy was obviously a summer season job and the chances are that the individual changed every year. His job was to prowl the decks making sure that everyone had a plentiful supply of chocolate and ice cream at a price that would sound cheap to us now but may not have been quite such a bargain at that time. According to log book notes the ship was working a daily service between Chatham/Southend/Herne Bay/Margate.
Mr. Hayden Parker wrote in some years ago enquiring about his Grandfather who was The Chocolate Boy in 1935 and we found him listed for that year. The photo dates from a few years later. Private Collection