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Old 27 November 2004, 15:12   #1
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bit of a plug here for the Classic Boat Museum on the Isle of Wight who need to raise their Profile . They are trying to raise funds to open a heritage centre in East Cowes, inthe old Union Jack Hanger the one you see as you enter the River Medina .They have a collection of Chris Craft , Rivas, steam boats and sailing dinghys as well as having restored two of the earliest Lifeboats that served the Island any one fancy joining the Museum as a friend can at a cost of 10 details on their website www.classicboatmuseum.org they do a great job of restoring boats power or sail, and keeping the skills of boatbuilding alive and all by volunteers and donations.
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Old 27 November 2004, 15:49   #2
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They are trying to raise funds to open a heritage centre in East Cowes, inthe old Union Jack Hanger the one you see as you enter the River Medina .
Tim, I thought that area was going to be levelled and developed?
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Old 28 November 2004, 04:22   #3
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Yes most of it is there are 3 options on the table at the moment , but the hangar is staying put, as such a big part of the local history.The redevelopment is mostly to do with the ferry terminal and a new marina .The new name is Venture Quays and Ellen Mc arthur is already there with B and Q
and the rest of her team .Its a couple of years down the road for the classic boat museum to move there but the Archive material will be there by April 2005 .It will be a mini Greenwich Maritime Museum we hope.
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Old 28 November 2004, 06:36   #4
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Definitely sounds an interesting development Tim.

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