Category Archives: Dick Durham

Dick and Jimmy at Southend

This great picture was taken by Annie Meadows at the Southend Barge Match last Sunday.   Dick Durham and Jimmy Lawrence look like they’ve enjoyed the day.

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Cambria’s aft cabin lamp back in place

A nostalgic piece of Cambria’s history was hung back in place this afternoon. The Aft cabin lamp that can be seen in a picture that appears in Dick Durham’s ‘The Last Sailorman’ and the Maritime Trust Pamphlet about the Cambria has been restored by Project Manager William Collard. It was donated some years ago and William has sourced new wicks from Ebay of all places, along with a new shade from an antique shop in Shropshire and a lamp chimney from Weymouth. He had a hole that had been used to run electric flex welded up in the font to restore it to its original state and this afternoon it burned brightly once again in the cabin it first shone in many moons ago.

Photograph & Story  –  Dave Brooks

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