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N1789 Ding Dong

Started by National 12 Webmaster, 28 Jul 2007, 05:08

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The life of N1789 Ding Dong. Design: Mark 9, designed by: Ian Proctor in 1959


Destined for Bonfire Night 2022.
From John Chalker - "I was offered 1789 free of charge as a light restoration...
Unfortunately when Lew Jones dragged her out of storage things weren't looking too good.
Stickers indicate she was at Chew Valley at some point before ending up in east Suffolk.
Sadly extensive rot has reduced the keel, hog and garboards to compost. The better parts aren't much better.
Anything salvageable has been set aside before bonfire night comes around."


Picture courtesy of John Chalker, Bonfire night November 5th 2022. Plus a little bit more history - 
was owned by David Laycock, then Howard Chadwick who gave it to Harrogate Sea Scouts! 

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