With just today and tomorrow to go, we are heading into the closing stages of ‘Go-Live’ on the new website and our fond farewell to Sue Fielder and the team at Open Sandwich, the providers of the old site. Sue has sent me a rather nice email saying “(Director) Dave as he was then) may have told you but one of the reasons he chose us for the Cambria website development was because Bob’s Grandfather Thomas Fielder was the mate and Bob’s Great Uncle Charles Fielder was the Master of the spritsail barge, the Sara.
Between the wars they carried grain from Harwich to South Wales and coke from South Wales into Tilbury. They raced the Sara after the war to around 1953 (they won lots of races). In 1951 they were at the Great Exhibition in London – Bob and his sister where on the barge – see one of the photos – they look a bit cold!” Sue also sends us all “Best Wishes”
She encloses these obviously very old and treasured, scanned in photos of SB Sara and of Bob and his Sister. Thank you very much for that, Sue. Sara was, of course, a very famous racing barge with a fine string of win credits as one of the “Racing Horlocks” all through from 1903, 1907, 1928 and the 30’s, as well as post-war.