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  1. Looking for Old Shipmates
    Am I the only one left? In The Summer of 1957 I signed on with Coppack Bros coaster at the age of 15 as cabin boy (to make the tea) for the experience, sailing from Connah’s Quay. I think the name of the coaster was the Bolham taking scrap steel from John Summers (Shotton) steel works up to...
  2. Balham (canal boat)

    From Gran's journal: During dinner 4 long boats with canvas covers tied up near us – filled with (2 each) boys and girls – Scout age. They all are in uniform and have life jackets on. They are fun to watch but now – 9:45 seem to be fairly quiet.
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