Bennett, Goring, Allman – I’m pretty sure this was the year Bob and Ann turned up unexpectedly.

Robert’s ‘Official’ Christening Picture.

I’ve had these pictures for years I thought it’s about time I posted them. Above: Taken in the late seventies, my father volunteered to help keep the old Gas engines going for the local museum at Eastney.

Photograph from the Herts & Essex Observer of Len Thomsett and Steve Allman with their yacht Miga

They Built Their Own Yacht – Packed away in a box under the bed I found this newspaper cutting from 1960. It tells the story of how my father and a work colleague built their own yacht. I’ve also written about some of my early sailing experiences, in particular a couple of attempts at drowning myself. Five-minute read, 5 pictures

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