Percy Blandford’s autobiography is on sale now!

Publlishing phenomenon and prolific post-war era canoe and boat designer Percy Blandford’s family have had his autobiography published, and it’s now obtainable from them. To obtain a copy, message his grand-daughter at I think the foreword  (see below) explains it all as well as anyone could… I should add that the grand old fella … Continue reading “Percy Blandford’s autobiography is on sale now!”


Percy Blandford – a nice obituary in a national newspaper

The Daily Telegraph has this nice obituary for boat and canoe designer and DIY hero Percy Blandford. ‘Percy Blandford, who has died aged 101, was at the heart of the British do-it-yourself boom in the period of austerity that followed the Second World War… his blueprints for home-built craft allowed thousands of enthusiasts, who would … Continue reading “Percy Blandford – a nice obituary in a national newspaper”

1957 – and Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club are paddling Percy Blandford’s canvas canoes

This is one of the many great things we should remember Mr Blandford for… Look out for his books including his boat plans on sale second hand, or buy his plans from Clark Craft.