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jaj

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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 23:27:54 »
Thanks for clarifying the name of the paddler: just amended my photo album  :)

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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 20:20:15 »


Some people call it preservation and use it as an excuse to make money. They alter and re-shape to gain every inch of space to get more "bums on seats" to make a bigger profit.

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I totaly agree with you.
However, I'd rather see it on the Thames everyday, rather than a hulk.
I also take and pick up fares from her :)

I also had the pleasure of boarding her from the port side ship to ship,When working as a radio engineer about 1984.
I left my van on the Embankment and should have been dropped at Embankment Pier but they were having problems and it was closed.
But the Skipper dropped me off there.
I had to jump?
It was about 100ft high and half a mile :) ....Well thats what it seemed like..

It's a shame he died about five years ago (aged 85) he worked the Thames all his life.
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 19:57:46 »
Thanks Medway Buoy, its a great shame now, that the boat is hardly recognoisable as a paddler, they have blocked in the paddle boxes to make more space.

Some people call it preservation and use it as an excuse to make money. They alter and re-shape to gain every inch of space to get more "bums on seats" to make a bigger profit.

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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 12:11:29 »
Thanks Medway Buoy, its a great shame now, that the boat is hardly recognoisable as a paddler, they have blocked in the paddle boxes to make more space.

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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 11:40:58 »
You are right karlostg. Here's a picture of her on the Acorn Blocks, minus her funnel, being converted to a floating restaurant. My photo is dated 1982.



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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 09:40:22 »
Its either the Tattershall Castle or her sister ship the Wingfield Castle. As the Tatteshall was moved to the Thames in 1981 to become a pub restaurant I will go with that one  :)
http://www.thetattershallcastle.co.uk/history/

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Re: Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 09:34:33 »
No that ones not the Medway Queen, she was still in the Isle of Wight in 81. I will endevour to find out what it is.....

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Paddle on the Medway 1981
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 23:49:29 »
I took this photo in 1981, but I'm not sure if it's the Medway Queen.  Nice to see Frindsbury pre-development in the background  :)







 

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