Friday 17 May 2024

Past Times - Hamble

Over at Winchester market there's a stall selling prints of Hampshire villages taken from old glass plate photos. This one shows a couple of boat men in what seems to be one of the little creeks downriver from what is now Mercury Gardens looking down river across to Warsash.

 The sailing dinghy at the edge of the creek is interesting, full bodied traditional design of a type which had all but disappeared until the revival of modern classics such as Francios Vivier's Ilur. There doesn't appear to be a boom, so likely lug rigged, exactly the type of boat I like.

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