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

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nature by the River

The nature by the river is so special that I am going to show you some of the wild plants and the wonderful world that is hidden from the city and I am dedicated in bringing you some amazing pictures so please follow this blog and keep smiling.
I know these pictures are not about the boat, but its about the nature that i surrounds the boat.

I don't know the name of this plant but I have seen it talked about in wild foods on TV about 15 years ago. It's said that the black mark in the leaf is the Virgin Mary's thumb print. And when harvested and cooked it resembles spinach. But I recommend you don't eat them until you find information that is upto date.

This flower that looks like a giant daisy is amazing for use as a herbal teas infusion. It has a slight rich taste that also has a wonderful sent when dried out.

I don't know what this is called but the leaves were very pretty so I had to share. Please leave a comment or get in touch if you know the names of any of these wild plants

I got a nice flying shot of a swift slowing down to land, and to top it off the tree had lots of cute young swifts,

Look at them all, right time right place to see a family of swifts landed in a tree.

The humble bumble

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