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

Monday, 18 February 2013

The Rising of the Mary Rose

On Thursday i was at a Tes Auction in Skegness and i was on a bit of a bid battle to retain this awesome plaque.
In 1982 Mary Rose was recovered from the seabed  and this plaque was created to help this historical event.
Mary Rose Plaque
Heavy thick slate back supporting
some bronze metal of some sort.
I used my iphone to give example of size

Mary Rose plaque Close up

This tapestry shows closest example to my Plaque. 
 I know this has nothing to do with the Framar but it is very interesting and on the same subject of Historical boats, I do have a few more items that i may share on here in the near future.