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Topical notes about the SBA and the world of steamboats

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  • 09 Jul 2018 12:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    John Barnard was good enough to pass along a recording he made of an SBA rally in 1990 as broadcast by Anglia TV. 


    As he says "Sadly some of the faces are no longer with us but I’m sure it will bring back a lot of memories for our more senior members and show the younger ones our activities of the past  ----- My!  30 years ago, as they say  'Don’t time fly' ".


    We have included it in our "rotating" video library, or you can see it here

  • 21 Jun 2018 20:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with regret that I have to announce that Lord Euan Strathcona, the First President of the SBA, has recently passed away. 


    I met him on a number of occasions, mainly relating to the sale of 'Beryl of Avon' which needed a boiler 'ticket' and a technical drawing of the boiler in order the the German authorities to accept her.


    More information will be posted when available.



    Kevin Slater CEng

    Chair, Steamboat Association of Great Britain

  • 20 Jun 2018 12:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SBA WINTER SOCIAL, STILL TIME TO BOOK


    There are still a few places available on the SBA Winter Social. If you have not already booked and want to attend please email Dot Bullough on r.bullough375@btinternet.com before lunchtime Friday22nd June 2018 to book your place.  Please help to make up the numbers!


    Dot

  • 16 Jun 2018 12:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SBA WINTER SOCIAL, NOVEMBER 9/10/11TH. MERCURE DUNKENHALGH, BLACKBURN


    Still time to book for this event but all bookings for this MUST be received by Dot by Thursday 21st June 2018 if this is to go ahead.

    Booking form is on the SBA Website - Events.


    If you have any problems either phone or email Dot Bullough

    0161 723 3366 or r.bullough375@btinternet.com.


  • 14 Jun 2018 11:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FAWLEY MEADOWS, HENLEY-on-THAMES


    An exciting and fun day out for the whole family, a celebration of all that's best in British boatbuilding and craftsmanship

    evoking the nostalgia of boating from a bygone era.

    This popular, long-running event, now offers more attractions on the water, in the air and on the land, than ever before.

    Featuring the largest display of traditional boats in Europe, the fleet of Dunkirk "Little Ships", Her Majesty's Rowbarge "Gloriana",

    amphibious and military vehicles, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, WW1 air display - and much more...


    Book your tickets here

    https://www.tradboatfestival.com/festival-tickets

  • 09 Jun 2018 12:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A PROUD ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society Ltd has been awarded ‘The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service’ in the Queen's Honours List, published on 2nd June 2018.


    This is an MBE equivalent and the highest award given to a voluntary group. It is the first time a historic vessel preservation group has been honoured in this way.


    The award was created in 2002 by the Queen to celebrate the anniversary of her Coronation and recognises excellence in voluntary activity carried our by groups in the community. The assessment process for the award was conducted on behalf of the Queen by Captain Hugh Daglish LVO JP DL Royal Navy ex Commander of HMY Britannia and His Honour Judge John Roberts DL.


    The award citation honours the rescue and preservation of Kerne, one of Britain’s oldest operational steamships. The Queens award is recognition of the work of our group over the last 47 years. Our member’s dedication has been an example of what can be achieved for the benefit of the nation’s maritime heritage and is enjoyed by many thousands of people who have seen Kerne steaming to events and come aboard to learn about a living ship of the Titanic era.


    Chris Heyes and Paul Kirkbride are attended Buckingham Palace on  Tuesday 5th June for a Royal Garden Party and The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside is to make a presentation on board Kerne at a later date.


    S T Kerne


    On behalf of The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society Ltd.


    Bob Stead


  • 29 May 2018 12:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Angela Smith of Tern TV asked if we can help her with a program they are making for the BBC...


    "Hi there,

    Tern TV is currently making a second series of Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs for the BBC. 


    We are looking for archive stills of steam boats on Loch Awe.  I wondered if you could please promote our query within the club because there may be Scottish members who have their own private archive collections who could help?


    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes,

    Angela


    Angela Smith

    Production Executive

    Tern TV, 4th Floor, 114 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3QQ

    Direct Line: +44 (0) 141 241 6073 "

     

    You can email her on angela.smith@terntv.com


  • 27 May 2018 12:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If, like me, you are sick and tired of fielding opt-in/out emails this will come as good news: We (the SBA) have updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We didn't need to do much as we already had a pretty good setup. The minor changes that we have now made mean that we are compliant with the new legislation. If you are curious to read our new policy, or are having trouble getting to sleep at night, there is a link to it from this page: http://www.steamboatassociation.org.uk/page-1163374 


    And the even better news it that you don't need to do anything - after careful consideration at Committee and seeking suitable advice we are happy that the minimal data that we keep on our members was 'freely given' under our previous Privacy Policy and that the changes for GDPR haven't required us to 're-seek' your permission to continue to hold it - albeit with perhaps a tad more security than before and other statutory requirements with which we have to comply - such as your 'right to be forgotten'.  


    Now can we all please get back to the serious business of Steamboating!


    Kevin Slater SBA Chair

  • 16 May 2018 14:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    While consuming (quite a lot) of the Duckett's underused stock of Single Malt one evening at the President's Rally, talk turned to "things the web editors should do" - so here is one complete:


    With the new availability of castings for the Taylor Engines (see small ads) it was suggested that we should remind members of the excellent series of articles penned by John Winn covering the building of one of the compound versions.


    So, using the also newly available Funnel back issues page, you have no excuse not to put tool to metal (as it were) and start reading from Issue Number 67

  • 16 May 2018 13:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Winter Weekend information and Booking Form now in Events Register.


    9th/10th/11th November 2018


    Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Blackburn


    Organiser: Dot Bullough


    Please note the due date for payments in the booking form is incorrect - it should say 1st October 2018 :-)

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