The Phillippo family was prominent in Worthing
following the acquisition of the tannery in 1890 by
James Phillippo. James' brother Edward was a worker at
the tannery and one of his tenants, as the sale
details of 1906 show. According to the 1911 census,
Edward and Emma Phillippo had six daughters and two
sons. Edward's occupation was fellmonger, but out of
work. This photograph appears to be of about that
quarrel. September 1901.
Some wells in Worthing, far from having 'good Water',
as advertised in the sale particulars of 1906, were so
polluted with effluent from the tannery that in 1900
there was an outbreak of typhoid for which James
Phillippo was prosecuted. The newspaper report of the
case is on the Tannery page w_tannery.html.
A memorandum written on the back of the 1890
conveyance of the tannery to James mentions Edward as
having an interest in the cottages.