Ian Hawks Memories

Prouts & The Canvey Canoe Club

By David Bullock

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Photo:1950's: Prout & Sons Staff: Frank Coleman, Dave Abbott, Mike Brown, Derek Gully & Dave Bowen

1950's: Prout & Sons Staff: Frank Coleman, Dave Abbott, Mike Brown, Derek Gully & Dave Bowen

Thanks to Ian Hawks

This page was added by David Bullock on 17/04/2008.
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Hi I remember the people in the photo from my time at Prouts. The chap in the middle - Dave Bown - was a brilliant carver and carved gooses heads on the tillers of the original snow goose catamaran.

One day I accidentally dropped a one gallon tin of varnish on his head from the overhead store and knocked him out. I was dead scared but when he came round he was very forgiving.

By robin howie
On 24/05/2008

A small point, I believe Robin refers to Mike Brown as the carver, who also made some very detailed models of the catamarans as seen in another added photo of him with a model of the Quasar shows.

By Ian Hawks via email to David Bullock
On 25/05/2008

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