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  1. M08 HMS Venturer at Hotwells, Bristol

    HMS Venturer a converted minesweeper launched in 1972 as the commercial trawler Suffolk Harvester. She was converted and commissioned into the Severn RNR in 1978 and was returned to her original owner in 1983. She was converted into an oil rig safety/standby vessel. Venturer and her sister St...
  2. Down the Avon on CARDIFF QUEEN

    Another quick Papermate sketch produced last night. Here I am imagining the 'CQ' shortly after she leaves Hotwells landing stage, and is about to pass under Brunel's iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. What a sight this must have been! The sketch is based on a couple of photographs, neither of...
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