Working launch

A few weeks back I asked whether any readers remembered the boatyards which were reputed to have built motor launches, motor torpedo boats and other craft for the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

Walrus memories

You folks are amazing at dragging things from your memories! Last week, I asked whether anyone remembered the construction of Walrus amphibious biplanes at Weybridge and several of you have contacted me to say that you did.

MTB production lines

It’s only when you start digging into the history of our little bit of the River Thames that you get some idea of just how much has gone on here over the years.

Salute the little ships

We really are a stubborn bunch on this island, aren’t we? We just never know when we’re beaten and we’re determined not to be pushed around by bullies.