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Autumn Sailing on 29-September

A beautiful day with sun and gentle winds from the northwest which helped to give a great day sailing on both Royal Diadem and Peggy. Numbers limited for a Covid19 secure environment.

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BBC filming for the Antiques Road Trip

Today (Sunday 13-September) we had the pleasure of welcoming a film crew both on board Henry Frederick Swan and at the Wapping Street workshop to record the importance of South Shields invention of the lifeboat. The first ever purpose built … Continue reading

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Royal Diadem 11

RD11 has been in the NEMT Boat Shed for ten days (while the weather has been so uncooperative for sailing) for some updating and repairs. But yesterday 1st September she was successfully slipped back into the water and it was … Continue reading

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