Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rocket Ron

Braunston flashback number 3: Ron Withy, steering Plover, towing ... oh god, I knew this at the time, I must be getting old ... go on, some one must remember. Very unusually, pictured without his trademark roll-up.

My most abiding memory of Ron however is not of his steering skill, but from last spring. I was just setting about painting Warrior's engine in the shipping container next to the water, one Sunday, I think it was, while Ron was working on Minnow's Bolinder a few yards away and it reverberated beautifully through my workshop all day, while the warmth of spring finally made its first appearance.

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