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The BBC Visit Challenge
10th September 2012

David Dimbleby along with a film crew from the BBC visited Challenge in the dry dock in Shoreham last Friday (7th Sept). A new series is being made called "Britain and the Sea" which will be broadcast in November on BBC1. Also there was Mick Wenban, the last skipper of Challenge, Mr Wenban's father, also Mick, took Challenge to Dunkirk in 1940.

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New boiler takes shape

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Boiler removal complete.

The boiler has now been completely removed. Note the picture of the rusted and wastedrivets, evidence that it was beyond economicalrepair. The boil...

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