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‘The Valiant’ in Steve’s yard

Another boat is added to the collection of retired fishing boats outside the Fishermen’s Museum.  Ion Castro is a member of the Fishermen’s Museum Committee was there with his camera.

The Hastings Fishing Boat Valiant has been undergoing restoration in Steve Barrow’s yard at the back of the Fishermens Museum and on the morning of 21st December last year it joined the rest of the collection on the open site next to the Museum – not an easy task and a crane had to be specially hired for the move. Whilst the crane was on site the other boats were re-arranged to improve the display and the mast next to the museum lowered for renovation. The final painting and finishing of ‘The Valiant’can now take place. The maintenance, upkeep and renovation of these historic local boats is an expensive task so all donations to the Museum are always welcome.

The Fishermen’s Museum is housed in the former Fishermen’s Church of St Nicholas and is open every day including Sundays.

More about the Fishermen's Museum here

 

Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
‘The Valiant’ flies past the net shops
Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
Ready to lower ‘The Valiant’ into position
Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
Now it’s the turn of the ‘Edward & Mary’ to be repositioned

Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
RX10 gets moved

Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
RX10 gets moved

Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
Even the smallest boat gets the treatment

Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
The mast is lowered for renovation

Valiant at Hastings Fishermens Museum
Job done, the crane goes home

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This article first appeared in "Hastings Town" vol 49

 

 

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