Today’s photo was emailed in by Ross Dawson & shows a launch tied up at what I assume is the Clevedon wharf. I assume this because the photo appeared in a new book about the history of Clevedon, called ‘Voices of Belonging’ (by Jessie Munro). The small building on the wharf is a ‘butter shed’, used for storing butter, waiting collection. Note the louvered sides for ventilation
Ross has suggested the launch is the Bailey & Lowe ‘Roma’.
Any of the woodys able to confirm or ID the launch. Any more info?
Harold Kidd Input
She’s ROMA all right, a 35 footer built in 1910 by Tom Le Huquet at Devonport for J. P. Howden, then Commodore of the NZPBA. She had an 18hp 3 cylinder Zealandia engine. She came ashore in 1918 and broke up. A sistership was ZEALANDIA/DORIS M which was also Zealandia-powered, but had a different arrangement of cabin ports.
Now hows this for a little weird – yesterday I bagged the British for being low viewers of the ww site – if you check out the listing below, you will see that the United Kingdom shot to #3. (from #12) I can only think that a lot of you forwarded ww’s URL (web address) to your friends – if you did many thanks – lets see if they hang in for the ride 🙂