Gotty in Furrin’ Parts reprinted

Arthur Copping’s amusing second book about his fictionalised adventures sailing and fishing with Leigh fisherman Gotty (in real life a chap called Alfred Boynton) has been reprinted and is available from Howard Turnidge.

Read about Copping’s first Gotty book here.

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A ringnetter on the iPlayer

It’s well worth watching. What a wonderful part of the world… For more on ringnetters and the Shemaron, click here.

Grand Tours with Shemaron and BBC

Good news for the New Year: Miller-built Spindrift has new owners

Jo and John Furley write:

‘Responding to William Miller’s appeal for information, here are some recent photos of Spindrift.

‘We bought her in Guernsey in August, had her repainted and re-caulked, and we are trying to get her to Liverpool, where we’ll keep her in the Albert Dock once we’ve done some improvement work. We got as far as Penzance before the weather turned against us – the latest pictures are in the harbour in Penzance, waiting for a weather window (which is firmly closed at the moment!).

‘We’d be very happy to get in contact with the Millers to learn more about her history, and to update them.

‘Best regards,

‘Jo and John Furley’

This is great news. An earlier post mentioning this iconic vessel can be seen here. Spindrift is considered to be a rare surviving example of a zulu.