Restoration of historic fireboat

Massey Shaw

As most readers will know, I’m a big fan of historic boats of all kinds – everything from Thames sailing barges, through classic ‘gentleman’s yachts’ of the 1920s and 30s right through to Royal Navy warships.



What kind of lunatic ignores danger signs?

Day RNLI heroes rescued us at sea

The team from the RNLI Egham and Virginia Water branch at their collection table in the Elmsleigh Centre, Staines. They raised more than £1,000 in a day

The special reason I have for supporting the fourth emergency service

Tide of support for soldiers

Patients and staff from the military rehabilitation centre at Headley Court aboard the Richmond Venturer.

A trip along the Thames in the Richmond Venturer a healing tonic for ex-servicemen and women