Saturday, January 06, 2007

6 January

yes -- builders of boats and submarines! 62 miles from the sea!

Taken from the Richmond and Twickenham Times

Mark Edwards, owner of Richmond Bridge Boathouses, also constructed a replica of a 17th century submarine for the BBC TV series Building The Impossible.

"I was employed to build a copy of the first ever submarine, which had been designed by a Dutchman in London in 1621. It took twelve weeks and twelve men to build it. It became a race against time and we had no plans to refer to. It was probably the best project I have done as it was such a challenge. It is now exhibiting in Holland but I hope one day it will return to Heron Square," he says.


Laurie said...

That's interesting that they are so far from the water. Nice shot.

Anonymous said...

For a historic view of where this was taken, see this picture from - anyone got any ideas on date? I think about 1870s/80s

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