13 July 2003 - 1

The New Boat House

13 July 2003 - Part 1

The heat wave continues with the temperature soaring to 30 degrees. This is the main raising day. Crowds of visitors arrive to join in the barbecue and witness the spectacle! The TV crews set up cameras and equipment then run through their brief with Norman Guiver, parent and project leader. Bit by bit the boathouse is carefully assembled. The smaller pieces are secured in place individually while the main frames are hoisted by teams of men, women and children pulling on the ropes and pulley.

Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

 

Abingdon Boat House

     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House
     
Abingdon Boat House   Abingdon Boat House

Photos: © Russell Ley 2003

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