Memorabilia comes to Gamrie

Model By Nick Crawford - photo: Paul Barham ©

This year in September myself and my other half, Paul Barham, (an architect when he’s not volunteering on this project!), took a cottage in Gardenstown or Gamrie, as it’s known by the locals. We took advantage of our trip to Banff and Buchan to visit the Campbeltown Shipyard archive at Macduff Shipyard in Buckie and to visit skippers in both Peterhead and Fraserburgh. During our week there, Jackie Green, whose family commissioned the Campbeltown Shipyard Connaught II FR 131, came from Fraserburgh to visit us. It was great to meet Jackie as he has been a keen follower of the Top Skippers’ Choice project. He kindly brought along some of his Connaught II memorabilia for us to photograph. He also gave us an embroidered jacket for Leslie Howarth, former Managing Director at CSL, which I duly handed over to Les on my following trip to Campbeltown (see photo). There are lots of photos of a 1:34 scale model of the Connaught II built by Nick Crawford of Skye Model Boats as well as some other memorabilia related to Jackie’s uncle’s boat.

Jan Nimmo, Project Coordinator

Jackie Green with a painting of the Connaught II painted by John Buchanan. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

Jackie Green with a printed mirror with a drawing of the Connaught II – Crystal Gallery, Fraserburgh. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

Jackie Green with a drawing of the Connaught II drawn by Adam Gardener. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

Embroidered jacket with an image of the Connaught II. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

Jackie Green in Gardenstown, September, 2019. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

Jackie Green with his 1:34 scale model of Connaught II built by Nick Crawford, Skye Model Boats. Photo: Paul Barham ©

Jan Nimmo, TSC project coordinator and Jackie Green, Gardenstown, September, 2019. Photo: Paul Barham ©

Leslie Howarth, former managing director of CSL. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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