Thanks to Simon Robinson (on a boat called Bristol) for sending me this photo of Bristol Fashion. At the time I was driving round looking for somewhere to moor in crowded Windsor. I’d just got stuck in the shallows on the opposite bank and had to ask another boater to give me a push off with a barge pole.
Bristol was built in 1935 for GUCCCo., bought by Willow Wren and renamed Dipper, bought by Black Prince and converted to a hire boat while its name reverted to Bristol. Wonderful what you can find out if you google people, especially if they’re listed on the Internet Boaters database! Simon lists his special interests as “getting un-stuck mostly”. I know how he feels.