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Does anyone remember enjoying his two titles based on the broads, Coot Clud and The Big Six? Loved them as a child and still read them now!

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Guest urchin

yes thats what led me to the broads in the first place i was about 12 when i watched the film on tv and loved it we had always had boats my dad sugested we take my boat urchin down for the week and stay on a house boat at stalham. we had a great week and imagine my surprise when on the first day i sailed into stalham and found the death and glory boat that was used in the film tied up at the staith!!! i think i broke the speed limit abit racing back to tell my mum and dad. my dad came back with me and took a few pics of me and urchin next to her, that was 1987 i think does anyone know what happend to her? i will try and find the pic out and post it on here if i can work out how oh and im 36 now and still have a copy of the book and the dvd. :D

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Fantasic Stories,

In fact this thread prompted me to buy the DVD for my 6 year old Daughter ( Swallows and Amazons )

She hasnt watched it yet, weel watch it as a family on Saturday Evening :)

Cant wait. :mrgreen:

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Guest woody

I have no idea what happened to the death and glory used in the film, but that led to me eying up an ex life boat which had very similar lines to a wherry and doing the same but I wasnt allowed :lol:

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Glad you enjoyed your holiday, the Broads are a great place for holidays for all ages.

Jen :D

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We all watched Swallows and Amazons Forever on Saturday Evening.

What a lovely Film :) Clare really enjoyed it ( shes only 6 ).

She hooked now, and i managed to find The Big Six on DVD on ebay last night :) at a bargain price.

Have you seen the price of the Original Books ? £ 125 !!

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The Death or Glory was moored up at the old Belaugh Boats yard back in April this year. Not sure if it's still there as the water was too high to get under Wroxham bridge last week.

Hopefully be up in a few weeks so may try again as we will be in a G Smith boat so should fit under!!

Neil

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Would be great if you could take some pics for us if its still moored there :)

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Will do Brian. Last time I was there was back in April after scattering my dads ashes at Coltishall so I did not have my camera!!

Neil

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Just found this thread.

For those not in the know, the yacht used for the Teasel is the Hunter's Yard Lullaby. The 'Titmouse' is also in the shed at Hunter's. The yacht with the very droopy bowsprit that the message for 'Miss Farland' is passed from was moored at Phoenix the other week (to my embarrasment :oops: I can't remember her name)

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Hi Johnm,

I think you're talking about Buttercup restored and owned by Patrick Richardson of Phoenix yard. he sailed her for the filming dressed up of course.

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JR,

I do indeed mean Buttercup - who could miss that fantastic 'droop snoot'. A beautiful boat :mrgreen:

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