Volunteers and more Volunteers

Poly-tunnel hoops are up There has been a nice sequence of pictures posted on the Facebook group by Dave Brooks describing the superb efforts some of the volunteers in erecting our poly-tunnel for protection this winter. The gang were listed as ” Skipper Ian Ruffles with Reggie Andrews, Mick Nolan, Basil Brambleby, Bruce Richardson, and his dad”. The hoops went up on 16th November and there were even some pictures of 3rd Hand (Reggie)... Read More

Volunteers of the Year!

Wow! A breathless e-mail from the painting volunteer teenage sisters, Bee and Hannah Pihama! Hannah writes, “Hi Matt We have just got back from London for the (National Historic Ships, Volunteer of the Year) Awards ceremony which we won!  We had a simply amazing day and really enjoyed meeting Princess Anne, thanks you so much for nominating us.  We got a framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each.  Beth said she will write something for... Read More

Autumn 2012 Mainsheet

The latest edition of that superb magazine ‘Mainsheet’ arrives through the post to me here in Ireland. These are always excellent and always most welcome and this one, No. 92, Autumn 2012, arriving on a rain-swept day when I am dissuaded from outdoor jobs by the weather, bringing with it the promise of lots of fascinating reading, is especially so. These sometimes come out with a main theme, like the ‘Fire’ edition of Topsail... Read More