the Allchorn Boats...
Season For the Allchorns - 1994
Eastbourne Herald, June 4, 1994
|A TREASURED LOCAL ATTRACTION HAS BEEN SAVED FROM OUT-OF-TOWN BUYERS
Allchorn Boats two craft, the Southern Queen and William
Allchorn, have run seafront pleasure trips for the last 140 years.
The offer meant he could turn down a Dover bid and sell
the whole business as a going concern.
You might think that Chris Laycock, owner of Allchorn Boats, can put his feet up at the end of October, but the winter is his busiest time.
Working in the boatshed next to Southern Head Fisheries, alongside workshop
manager James Keyte (below), it is a continuing programme of repairs and
Chris, James and their part-time assistant, former lifeboatman Peter
Hurt, have already done quite a bit of work on the Southern Queen.
ALLCHORN Pleasure Boats of Eastbourne has picked up a prestigious restoration award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent.
The Royal Patron handed over the Highly Commended award on behalf of
the Transport Trust, in recognition of the extensive restoration work
Allchorn Pleasure Boats has undertaken throughout 2003. The presentation
took place at HMS President in London, and was attended by Allchorn Pleasure
Boats co-directors Chris Laycock and Richard Baker. The company has an
ongoing restoration and preservation programme for the
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