James Taylor Craftmanship

James Taylor Craftmanship
My Story
1900's to 1940's,
JAMES TAYLER. boatyard was Building Boats (yachts, river cruisers ect) for the gentry, Kings and MPs at Chertsey Surrey.
In 1937 he built, Express Cruisers including the FRAMAR LONDON.
We acquired the boat in May 2012 when we were looking for a boat to go up and down the rivers around Boston, Lincoln, Nottingham and
By chance, while we were moored at the Glory Hole in Lincoln, a passer-by noticed us and asked if we realised that we had a very special and very famous boat?
The local newspapers did a story on the boat for us as did BBC Radio Lincolnshire and with the help of the public we soon put together her history including her life as an RAF 'Flying Boat'.

It's fair to say that the Framer was in a pretty poor state when we purchased her. Being a 40ft wooden teak on oak boat with 2 big engines and streamlined hull, this boat was clearly built for speed.

We now believe she was used by MI5/SOE secret service to transport agents to meetings and submarine rendezvous.

With help we would like to renovate the framer and turn her into a floating museum to commemorate the brave men and women who gave and sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Debunking the Debunkers

Friday, 22 April 2016

Debunking Framar's past to enlighten the **mis-understood**

The Framar is named after FRAnk MARshall. 
And it's doing the research based that started when we found her reviewed in a 1937 motor boat magazine, That publication may have made a typo in his name and put B and not P.

If you click on the following link you will find the rest of the story from that article.

If you compare that information with the sent information below, it shows you how the B and P typo may have been misleading for years.

I wanted to tell you this information so that you know that her historical information isn't made up at all.

Here is link to a radio interview that sparked the public to call in regarding her past owners and their memories around the Framar.
I created and edited the video with the radio in the background.

Hope this information helps you understand that we are not following any false claims.
Also the Framar was published in last years Martime world wide magazine that was apparently founded by Baden Powell himself.

Originally the scouts council had debunked that Powell never had any involvement in boats.
But the magazine re connected them dots and published her story and assured us he did.

Now you know why we want to save and share this boat.

Help Needed ASAP **PLEASE**

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The cause of her sinking is really unknown at this point based of 2 attempts by emergency services that didn't offer the Boat any chance of hope.
Their help will never be forgotten and will always be appreciated regardless of outcome.
But now the only hope this boat has now lays in the pockets of all people who care.
Our insurance will noway help us and this has lead us to need to ask.
If we can get her out! the location for her to have any chance is right near by.

Please share this or if anybody can donate directly to the Framar by cheque then please get intouch first.
or click on the paypal Donate button.
Any body who helps can have a remembrance memorial to be added to the boat if requested.
And will go on the national historic ships History.

I care about the wild life too! and this really hurts me emotionally.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Green Goddesses efforts didn't raise the Framar,

On Sunday the Green Goddesses Turned up to attempt to save the boat, overlooked by the chief of the fire brigade himself.
Their help doesn't go without appreciation to their abilities.  It's not a fail in my eyes, it's the boat that' is failing us at this point.
Every body was saddened when even though they attempted beyond amazing effort, the true impact about the sinking changed from simple to serious.
They used good old reliable 1930s equipment.
Water was pumped out at a productive rate, for a good while But try as they might, the water relentlessly replaced the water that was pumped out.
It now seems that, what ever the cause of her sinking, it was a severe and more serious than originally thought.
Now it's onto plan C, as the respected relations of the people that would have used the Framar back in the day and reached the age of 79,
It was our hope that we could help the Framar be restored to celibate her 80th Birthday in 2017, the sinking was a knock back and this means we have until next years boating season to make her look like she used to look during her 1930s adventures.

Now after the hearts of so many people are on edge as we wonder how this boat will get saved.
Now the Navy are showing interest in helping save the boat in respect of their ancestors,

David and his son are no way tight fist-ted, and not just people trying to get a freebies.
They are just 2 people trying to help the boat become an heritage boat after huge damages after vandalism an this caused no end of complications, one after another,
They both had  tolerate so much and risk to their own lives in doing so,
Dean has walking issues and needs walking aids to get about, and David has health issues too,
The only reason they endured so much, is to ensure they keep their foot in the door to ensure the boat will for-fill their Dream of becoming a floating attraction,museum as part of the River and Railway heritage center that is to be located on Brayford pool near old signal house.
The boat will act as a floating memorial that can be respected by all the passionate  people who can relate to the time of their heroes.
Every body right now is helping the boat write  history for the people of the future.
And will never  be forgotten as the people who saved Framar.

Please share this and if any people can help fund raising for this boat then please get in-touch.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Will Framar Be saved? Only time will tell

Today is thee Day the people who helped save the Framar from the Depths  of River Withem.
The people that are coming to save the day are in fact the Old Green Goddesses.
Famous for their unique way of problem solving whilst being professional and having high regards to public safety.

The recovery will be over looked by a Chief of the Fire brigade to ensure no one will be risking there lives during this important recovery.
This was announced on the April the 1st, So people thought it was an april fools day joke.
They were so wrong.
It is the highest of importance  that the Framar is to be floating before the next day or the river will be made to rise and this would add even more problems that could cause the framar to to be lost forever.

Photo Taken By Jackie Carter

Friday, 1 April 2016

Framar Now and Before

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No Luck so far for Framar

Sorry to have to tell you that so far raising the Framar has been a fail.
To make things even worst there are people who are ready to help raise the boat but unfortunately the boats Insurance is Clearly holding out on any funding support, putting a hold on her recovery.
David Bradford as put everything he had into the Framar as his passion to help the boat makes it to become part of a trust.
So the only way that the Framar can be saved Now is if Funding was offered to cover the cost so the boat can be recovered as soon as possible.
It has been said that the Framar has taken on water many time in her history.
So why there are so many negative people who say that it is it!  If it has been recovered in her past then what makes it different now?
There are lots of people who love the Framar and are willing to help her when she has been recovered, She even has a home offered while she is being restored by the nice people at the Railway Hotel.
By the way their customer care and breakfasts in the morning are outstanding.
Also it will be a great public place to meet and talk about the Framar's future.
 David Bradford shared BBC Radio Lincolnshire's video.
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If you can help us asap then please click on the donate button that's linked to paypal , I will credit people and supporters or businesses  but if you want to be anonymous then let me know in a note.  
Also this notice means things are about to get worst .
The Environment Agency are currently planning to raise water levels on the River Witham to their normal summer levels between the 4th and 8th April.  Notice Details

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Framar *UPDATE* Plans Underway for Fire brigade help

by Alun Williams taken today
By Alun Williams taken today
The boat has been checked over by the local Fire brigade and plans are underway to drain her out on Wednesday as this is not something that can be done without safety being the most paramount of importance.
please help by sharing and Caring and let everybody know as she needs to be saved because she is a Boat that deserves saving.  This is only possible if responsibility can be shared.
At this point saving her from the water is important.