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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Coal Boat is coming

Spencer and Victoria Collins onboard their coal boat. Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx©

Spencer and Victoria Collins of Hillperton Boatyard will be making a coal run to Wootton Rivers on their new workboat Aquilo — leaving  Hilperton on Saturday 23 November. 

They expect to be in Wootton Rivers on Tuesday and back to Hilperton on Thursday so give them a ring to place an order on: 07790 017418 or stop them along the way.

They are selling: Diesel @ 82p a litre, Calor Gas @ £25.49 and solid fuel from £7.95 for 25kg.  They carry Wildfire, Stoveglow, Excel, Supatherm, Homefire and Taybrite — and they accept card payments

Friday, November 01, 2013

Devizes Boat Club — talk on flying boats

John Blunden will give a talk on the history of flying boats and the impact they had on long-distance travel. 

John regularly gives talks on aviation subjects to the U3A, Probus and other organizations.

During his flying career John flew a wide range of aircraft from Spitfires to jet planes — and he flew helicopters for a while.

John joined the RAF and learned to fly during WW2 and towards the end of the war he transferred to the Fleet Air Arm and spent much of his time flying from aircraft carriers.

John founded the Aviation Group of the Devizes Branch of the U3A and he is still active in that group.