Met one of our distant members today, Mr. John Kempton of the Medway Queen group, who are in the middle of a huge project to restore a paddle steamer. John had kindly looked out some railway sleeper size wood for the big lift, so I was driven by our white van man, Tony Belcher , up to Gillingham in Kent today. Despite some snow, mission was accomplished, and John showed us their very impressive base for the restoration. Millions are involved here, and they even have apprentices, with links to the EEC, and ship projects in Belgium and France.The EEC is not all about taking, Cameron!. This will be worth a visit when restored, for this is a very beautiful ship, thank you John!
Had a small, but lively crew at the xams party last night. Good qiuz results, great filmshow, and more then enough mince pies, shame on you for missing it!