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Freebody's Boatyard visit

Thursday, 11th August 2022 - 11.00 am

( fully booked )

 

 

The Freebody family have been building and repairing boats at Hurley for three hundred years.  They now specialise in building high-end wooden boats, especially the slipper launches pictured above.  These, with their steering wheels, Lloyd Loom chairs and the sound of their exhausts, a distinctive low chugging plop, used to be a common site on the river around Marlow.  Most of Freebody’s launches are now electrically powered, with fixed seating.

 

Our visit at 11.00am on Thursday, 11th August, will offer a unique chance to see a traditional boatyard workshop at close quarters.  For anyone interested in having a preview, the firm have an interesting website at www.peterfreebody.com

 

Fully booked, the contact email is tmslocalhistorygroup@marlowsociety.org.uk

 

Freebody’s workshop,
by Paul Banning

 

To contact The Marlow Society:

Email: tmssecretary@ marlowsociety.org.uk

Post: The Marlow Society, 22 Rookery Court, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3HR.

 

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Email: tmslocalhistorygroup @marlowsociety.org.uk

 

 

 

 

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