The engine room hatch

Glala has a splendid engine room and a large hatch. When we took custody of her however the hatch was languishing under the boat exposed to the weather, exposed to whatever was leaking from the engine room, a dirty, sorry sight. We covered it, drained the engine room...

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A little bit of digging…

Researching the history of Glala I idly typed in the name into the National Archives. I'm sure I've done it before and nothing came up but this time up popped a note about Glala directing me to the British Motor Museum archive. I contacted the archive department at...

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Family ties to Dunkirk…

My Uncle Percy was at Dunkirk something I've only recently discovered as my cousin has unearthed his father's 'memoirs'. My uncle joined the TA in 1939 and went to a camp with the RASC in Beaulieu in the New Forest in August 1939. He married on September 1st 1939...

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