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Image of the boat Diana which may relate to the 1937 St Aubin's Regatta [see JWP 17/7/1937]. The image was produced from the negatives depicted in Contact Sheet 21 of Red Contact File 5 from the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
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|Date||1937 - 17 July 1937|
|Scope and Content||Diana was originally a ship's lifeboat which, according to popular belief, was given to the captain when he retired. Her dimensions are: LOA: 20.3ft, displacement: 2.6 tons. Official Number: 161182. She first appeared in local waters when she was owned by Harold Benest, the Lloyd’s agent. In October 1925 she was used as a work platform during the salvaging of the SS Atala and in 1936 she took part in the recovery of The Cloud of Iona a seaplane which crashed near the Minquiers. Between 1925 and 1936 Mr Benest got Francois Lawrence to rebuild her stern and change it from a flat transom to an angled reverse transom reminiscent of a Thames river cruiser. In June 1940, skippered by Alfred Grenelle, she was one of the fleet of small boats help with the evacuation of Allied troops from St Malo. In the post war years she served as a guard boat duing Gorey Regatta. In 1994 Jack Le Gresley bought her from the estate of Mr Le Clerq and she was restored in 1994. In April 1999 the Diana was given to the Jersey Heritage Trust by Jack Le Gresley's widow, Helen. Like the Fiona, Diana also took part in the commemorative trips down to St Malo in 2000 and 2010. In 2009 Diana was entered on the National Small Boats Register as NSBR 1536. Source: Jersey Maritime Museum|
|Names||Jersey Weekly Post|
St Aubin's Regatta
St Aubin's Harbour
Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club
Cloud of Iona (Sea Plane)
|Keywords||contact sheets | old photos | Photographs | 1930s | Boats | St Aubin's Regatta | yacht clubs | regattas | online harbours | captains | Boys | lifebuoys | Flags | signals | Second World War | evacuations | Maritime | rescues | salvage|
|Places||St Aubin's Harbour, St Malo|
|Dimensions||1 35mm negative|
|Level of description||File|
|Access restrictions||Closed for preservation - please consult digital copy|
L/A/75/A Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive 1921 to 2003. Comprises photo negatives and film, including glass plate negatives, and contact sheets of photographs, from Jersey’s evening newspaper. Arranged in subject boxes, subject files, and chronologically by year and job number. Also includes photographers’ diaries, some of which are indexed. In addition, there are digital images from 2003 to date
L/A/75/A4 Red Contact Files of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive, 1935 to 1962. The files include original negatives in contact sheet order, contact sheets with annotations, and pages of notes which relate to the images with Jersey Weekly Post (JWP) references.
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Image of the boat Diana which may relate to the 1937 St Aubin's Regatta (see JWP 17/7/1937). The image was produced from the negatives depicted in Contact Sheet 21 of Red Contact File 5 from the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
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