Alex Wilkins

Alex Wilkins was a popular professional photographer in the town of Warrnambool for over fifty years. Alex took many photos of staff and events at Fletcher Jones.    Below is a small selection of his photographs and also a short video of staff working on the factory floor at Pleasant Hill in the '60s.  His son, John Wilkins, also a photographer and artist, has been compiling and sharing his father's images.  

Black Faces - Fletcher and Rena Jones seated middle.  We are unsure what the occasion or reason for the black faces was!  Photo: Alex Wilkins.
Factory floor at Pleasant Hill, 1950s.  Photo: Alex Wilkins and shared by Richard Phillips.
The Man's Shop staff at work  in FJs first tailoring rooms in Liebig St, Warrnambool. Photo: Alex Wilkins.
FJ Staff in fancy dress. Back row from left Merv Dowd, Frank Green, Jim Kelly, Graham Boyle, Les Swan, Bob Turner, Ron Oakley. Middle row - from left Chic Phillips, Edgar Hoy, Colin Wayne, Fred Ballinger, George Beasley, Ray Haberfield. Front from left Andy Trench, Lindsey McEwan, George Dorian, Fletcher Jones, Horie Verey, Lawson Ryan and Allan Carter. In front Ray Ryan - Lawson's son. Photo: Alex Wilkins and names supplied by Lawson Ryan
Black faces in a depression parade in Warrnambool - perhaps a clue to the photo of FJ and staff with black faces?  Photo: Jones Family Collection.



Become a Part of the Fletcher Jones Story.

If you would like to share images, stories or anecdotes about Fletcher Jones, the man or the business, please contact the Project Coordinator, Julie Eagles, through this website or contact via the Save the Silver Ball and Fletcher’s Gardens Facebook Page.  

We'd also love your feedback about our website and your favourite stories.  You can also let us know if you think we've got anything wrong, misspelt or left out.