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Walter Tye: There was no more familiar sight on the Deben, fifty to sixty years ago, than that of the old mud barge, the Kingfisher, leaving the quay. Old Jack Stebbings was the skipper and Ben Page, brother of the Newbourn giant, was his mate. Their favourite place for getting the mud was opposite Whitehall … Read more Cement raw materials including digging for mud
Look Out Whether sailing close hauled or running free-LOOK OUT! Whatever the weather, wherever you be-LOOK OUT! You cannot avoid a thing you don’t see-so LOOK OUT! When coming to anchor, or stowing up sail-LOOK OUT! Or washing the decks with mop and pail-LOOK OUT! Whatever you’re doing never fail to-LOOK OUT! It is easy … Read more Handbook for Bargemen, Lightermen and Tugmen of the Thames: Charles T.Perfect
Kyson Fairway DYC History page 1675 Launch of the largest warship built at Woodbridge, the 663 ton ‘Kingfisher’ (don’t think this is right see wikipedia) 1899 Course beacons are established by the river pilots along the length of the Deben 1879 John Loder pays for ‘Loder’s Cut’ – to ease the passage of cargo boats … Read more Deben snippets
IPSWICH SEAMAN DROWNED IN THE DEBEN. On Tuesday Walter Brook Eng. Coroner for the Liberty of St. Etheldreda, held an inquest on George Juby, of Ipswich, mariger, aged 31 years, who was drowned at Waldringfield on Thursday last. George Brooks, of Tomline Road, St. Clement’s, skipper of the barge Augusta, stated he had known the … Read more 1898 Feb 23rd Evening Star SB Augusta Seaman drowned in the Deben
See 2017 Nov 19 Interview with Liz Kennedy by John Ogden: House barge of Douglas Kennedy. Probably hulked just south of dinghy park and timbers used in bonfires. No remains 2019.
Check descriptions especially Kestrel – not sure on that.
The PUNCH dinghy The idea for this dinghy was conceived in 1980 on the beach at Waldringfield in a conversation with Judy Stinson, who wanted a boat in which to teach her grandchildren to sail. She had tried a Mirror dinghy, but found it too tippy to sit on the windward side in light airs. … Read more The Punch Dinghy
The BOTTLE boat Like the PUNCH dinghy, the idea for a bottle boat was conceived in Waldringfield, this time when Roger was washing up the dishes in 1992. His sister, Annie used Ecover washing-up liquid, which came in a rather large bottle, as you needed to use a lot of it to get any bubbles! … Read more Bottle Boats
1952 ads from Tye Book Also 1934 Parish Magazine From 1967 Deben guide From FB RESIOP