Ian has spent most of his working life at Hunter’s Yard building, maintaining and repairing wooden sailing boats, for hire, using traditional skills and craftsmanship.
The water was very clean at one point because there were very few motor cruisers. At one time you could see all the water lilies growing and you could see the bottom in places. But once the motor cruiser started going up and down the river they churned the water up and then that got so right cloudy that you just couldn’t see.
Philip’s family has a long connection to Norfolk. Philip tells of his involvement with Friends of The Hunter Fleet and volunteering at Hunter’s Yard. I
Jean combined her skills as a school teacher and sailing instructor, at Filby and Hunter’s Yard, for some years in the 1960’s I learnt to