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Are you open yet?

Are you open yet?
Not quite, I’m afraid. You are very welcome to phone through to the shop and arrange a collection, or you can still order online, but we are not quite ready to actually open our doors. It was our plan to open on Monday 15 th June on the proviso that our risk assessment plan was in place. But we were thwarted. Three weeks after placing the order, a massive parcel arrived from the Plastic Sheets company. We assumed “Yippee! Our new counter screen is ready to install”. But the parcel looked...

Wooden Boats Saved by the Bell! The Covers are Coming Off!

Wooden Boats Saved by the Bell! The Covers are Coming Off!
There have been quite a few anxious wooden boat owners wondering when they can dunk their precious boats in the briny to stop them drying out. Now that DEFRA has officially declared boating open, in England at least, many locked down boat yards are preparing to get the backlog of boats launched and back on their moorings. “All forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned...
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Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland

Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland
A talk by Will Stirling Will built the stunning yacht "Integrity". It is one of the most beautiful yachts sailing today with proper traditional planked decks, a good old fashioned wood burning stove, paraffin Taylors cooker, Baby Blake heads and a trailing log. But this is no show boat. Will has taken her on some intrepid Arctic adventures. We will hear all about building this yacht and his amazing expeditions up north. There will also be a chance to ask questions afterwards. The talk was...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS 1874 – 1922 was an Irish Antarctic Explorer. He was probably best known for his Endurance Expedition in 1914-1916. He was born in County Kildare, Ireland but his family moved to London while he was a child and he was educated at Dulwich College. Although his father wanted him to follow his profession to...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Tim Severin Timothy Severin, born in India in 1940, is a British Explorer, Historian and Author. He is perhaps best known for his Brendan Voyage. Arthur Beale under the management of Mr Coleman were proud to have helped supply his adventures. We have a picture hanging on our staircase which Tim sent to the shop's Manager. Tim writes about the photo: “The photo shows the...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. John King Davis Captain John King Davis CBE (1884 – 1967) was an English born Australian Explorer and Navigator most famous for Captaining Antarctic Exploration Ships He was educated at Colet Court, London and later at Burford Grammar School in Oxfordshire before leaving for Cape Town in 1900 with his father. His Antarctic exploration work included being Chief Officer on...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. George Mallory George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886 – 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. His dissappearance on the North Face became one of the longest running mysteries in British history. He was born in Cheshire and went to school in Eastbourne before gaining a mathematics scholarship...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Edward Whymper Edward Whymper, FRSE (1840 – 1911) was an English Mountaineer, author and illustrator. He was most famous for achieving the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. He was born in London and trained as a wood engraver. He was often commissioned to make engravings of Alpine scenes. He soon ventured on a series of Alpine climbing expeditions during which he...

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Bill Tilman Major Harold William "Bill" Tilman, CBE, DSO, MC and Bar (1898 – 1977) was an English War Hero, Mountaineer and Sailor. He was born in Cheshire and fought in the Battle of the Somme where his bravery was recognised with two Military Crosses. His passion for climbing began with Eric Shipton in Kenya. Tilman was involved in two of the early attempts on Everest...

Arthur Beale hasn't always been a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale hasn't always been a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious Explorers and Mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Frank Smythe Francis Sydney Smythe (1900 – 1949) was an English Mountaineer, Author, Photographer and Botanist. He was born in Maidstone, Kent and educated in Switzerland. He trained as an Electrical Engineer and worked briefly for the RAF and Kodak. He then devoted himself to lecturing, talking about his passion for mountaineering, photography and botany. He was a...

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