Shakewell Afloat

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Shakewell Afloat

Post by Nessa » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:26 am

Thanks to all those who mentioned this lovely book. My clever and perceptive other half read these threads and has bought it for my birthday, which is today!

It is a fabulous book - I love the illustrations and have already spotted various mentions of Jonny Woodbine - the owner of the monster lurking in my garage!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:44 am

Nessa enjoy the book, the other Shackleton books especially Wake & Tidelines are equally good if less yachty!
If you want it I have a list of the Shakewell names and places though if you have a basic knowledge of linnean nomencleture and geography most are not too hard to place!
Oh yes Happy Birthday.
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:58 am

Here's the list:
Names of Characters in “Shakewell Afloat”
K Humphrey Shakewell Keith Shackleton
Lettice Jacqueline Shackleton
Rear Admiral Privett Bushe (Bosky) Ralph Farrant
Ashley Hornbeam Stewart Morris
Haemish Brambles Bruce Banks
Trevor Aspic Ivor Williams
Johnny Woodbine John Prentice
Dolores (Mrs Woodbine) Geraldine Prentice
J K Holly John Winter
Tony Dodder Tony Gouldsmith
Pimply Youth David Villiers-Child
Tony Speedwell Tony Bridge
Hilary Deadnettle Guthrie Penman
Hesketh Bedstraw John Marsh
John des Champignons John Chamier
Ian Spruce Ian Proctor (He made metal masts!)
Prunella Sook Shackleton
Cloud Jason Shackleton
Jasper Jasper Shackleton
Andrew Celery Andrew Green
Reggie Mustard Robert Frith
Anthony Lavender Tony Wright (ISC Vice Comm.)
Phoebus Sage Hugh Way
Captain Claymore McThistle R.N (Ret) Capt. Coppinger (ISC Sec.)
Lancelot Sage Peter Scott (Renaissance man.)
Prosper Lupin Bruce Wolfe
Prunella Lupin Pam Wolfe
Colin Whortleberry Flax Colin Chichester-Smith
Sir Giles Fennel Garlic Sir Ralph Gore
Malmsey / Aubrey Henbane AMRINA Austin Farrer (Clarence)
Roger Eidelweiss Roger White
Dinah Eidelweiss Dinah White
Comander James Borrage Jim Yorrath
Peter Stringbean Peter Hunter
J. St. J Buckthorne John Beadle
Sam Mangold Sam Waters (Norfolk farmer)
Jonathan Oak Jon Allen
Michael Lathyrus Mike Peacock
Pippen ( Ashley’s Crew) Nim Ellam
Barry Peppercorn Barry Perry
Grannchett and Fidd Darleys (John & David)
Peter Loosestrife Peter Freemantle

Place Names

Tatlers Hard Itchenor Sailing Club
Seathing Beach Hayling Island S C
Octane Haven Fawley
Caneloni Rimini
Frivolminster Salisbury
Prodney Thorney
Finchinghampton-on-Sea Hunstanton
Westcliffe Plymouth
Westcliffe Roads Plymouth environs
Great Western Y C Falmouth Y C
Westport Falmouth
Willow Reach S C Upper Thames S C
Imperial Penultimate Y C The Squadron
Constables Flats Ipswich environs
Royal Lee Bow Islands Bermuda
Casbah of Zedhaven Exmouth
Prodmore Regis Bognor
Trepollack S C Torpoint
Tretorrent Ferry Torpoint ferry
Red Nose (Point) Torpoint (local feature)
Buddens Bay (?) Weymouth
Cockle Drench Mengeham (Hayling )
The Slot Mengeham Rythe
The Tumbles East Head
Bloaterhaven Lowestoft
R.E.A.Y.C. (Royal East Anglia Y C ) Royal Norfolk & Suffolk
Northport (?) Scarborough
VAT Line Gallon Line

Sundry

Beadle Class X Class ( after John Beadle)
Hepplewhite Class International 14’s
The Gorgon Wyles Cup Morgan Giles
The Classic Prince of Wales Cup
The Vat Itchenor Gallon
Seething Cleat Hayling Hull
White Lepidopterists Hat Henry (Lord) Benson’s white hat
Bird of Dawning - Shakewell’s old fishing boat “Jumbo”
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by Nessa » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:23 am

That's fantastic - thank you Ancient Geek!
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by Pat » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:57 pm

Happy Birthday Nessa - it's my birthday too! :D
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by roger » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:51 pm

Happy Birthday to you both.
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by Nessa » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:35 am

Happy birthday to you too Pat!

So does this mean that the Andreionopolos in the book is my Agamemnon? if so, the cheroot burn mark is still there - and clearly I should preserve it!
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Re: Shakewell Afloat

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:10 am

Yes indeed she is! and yes that would be the famous burn. You have a bit of history there!
A photograph would be good.
There is a need for a few more Shakewells today.
I have a work in progress "Short Stories from a Tall Yachtsman" but real sailing keeps getting in the way!
I was lucky enough to go to the same School as Keith Shackleton attended albeit many year later and in our turns the same School as Peter Scott and the school is littered with both their paintings as youths. On an off topic subject; Phillipa Scott (Peters Widow.) together with Keith Shackleton and Peters Daughter Daffila have just published another amazing book of Peters paintings, sketches (A few of Int 14's.) work papers doodled on etc a very good introduction from Keith too, he does write very well.
I recomend it you can get it from any WWT centre or from Slimbridge.
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