FAY Allan John

Name Allan John FAY
Country Of Origin England
Born 1948
Died 2009
Birth/ Baptism Born 14 August 1948, Lancashire, England
Parents John and Ellen Fay
Apprenticeship 1965-1970: F J Matthews, Devonport
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Devonport
Street Address
Shop 17, Hub Arcade, Devonport
37-39 Stewart Street, Devonport
Marriage/Spouse 1970 to Margaret Burton
Arrival 1955: Emigrated to Australia with his parents and sister Christine.
Other 1970: Moved to New Guinea, established a watchmaking business in Market Street, Rabaul, and undertook repairs Seiko Papua New Guinea agents, Chin Hoi Meen. Allan was also the agent for Breitling and Orfina wrist watches. He was affectionately known as Tick Tock by the indigenous population.

1977: Returned to Tasmania, set up a boutique store in Devonport (Fay’s Timepieces) and specialised exclusively in clocks and watches. The business expanded into Fay’s Jewellers.

2021: Two of Allan and Margaret’s children, Stirling and Andrina, owned the business.

Death 1 November 2009, Devonport
Margaret Fay to Graham Mulligan, 16 February 2021.
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales, Birth 1948; United Kingdom & Ireland Outward Passenger Lists, London September 1955.