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  • gerry elvy
    Apr 14, 2007
       To Anthony:
      Was able to pull this off of Michael Land's info  called Bob's Pages.
      Notice the photo page #
      Someone else maybe able to help with that part of the info.
      Gerry Elvy

      Memory of Ipswich, Off. No. 113758

      b. 1904 by Cann at Harwich for Horlock’s, 65 tons. Spent most of her working life between London and Ipswich. ‘Chubb’ Horlock’s first barge as mate, aged 15. Owned by Wilfrid Christopherson of Ipswich in 1950. The Sailing Barge Preservation Society bought her in the 1950’s to keep alive the sight of a working sailing barge, but following a collision in the Thames she was taken to a yard at Grays, where it was found that there was considerably more rot in her timbers than had been thought. There was little money in the Trust to repair her, so she was laid up at Lower Halstow, finally being sold when there were no further funds forthcoming. By 1964 she had been bought by Kemp and Beer Ltd. of Maldon, refitted and used for charter work, then used as a clubhouse at Tollesbury. Still sailing in 1994. Other owners include Fison, and Christian Fellowship Afloat based at Tollesbury. Derelict 1996 at Tollesbury.

      Photo p59,63 &67 BSR

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