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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:51 PM
Was just reading that. When we had our boat at Bayswater I often drove past thinking it could be turned into a great house. (obviously two chances of that ever happening...)
Pretty interesting they sailed it around there back in the 20's.
If council is going to stop the sale I guess they're going to front up with the money to restore it?
Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:34 PM
under water because it'll collapse or coz the tides going to flood it?
Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:00 PM
The old man use to recite tales of the dances held there,hiding beer in the bushes etc if the tide was right tieing up the 18ft v class and try and entice the ladies down dress frock and all. if they werent causing havoc at bayswater they would be creating it at the pirateship at milford,and he had the check to condone some of my antics.
Can remember when Shore sails operated from there in the 70s and getting off cuts of spinnaker clothe to make model yacht sails,early 1970s,think it was Frank Warnock who operated from there??
Lot of history,guess the council needs to invest some coin to save it seeing how they stopped it being sold.
Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:07 PM
It was a "gift" of public land to a few enthusiasts for a specific purpose and with limitiations (ie not to be sold). Might be time for the land to go back to the people. I'm predicting a lawyer's picnic.
Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:26 PM
Anyone want to place bets on how long it will be before it happens to self ignite and burn to the ground one night?
Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:43 PM
Looks like an unsafe building. I suppose if someone got hurt inside or it collapsed on someone everyone would be getting into the council.
Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:53 PM
You would have thought it would be worth the Council reconsidering their stance - it would be a much better asset to the community if someone bought and restored for whatever purpose than just letting it become more of an eye sore....
It outlived its original purpose some time ago
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