Enthusiasts, determined to return the Allchorn Pleasure Boats to the coast of Eastbourne, are moving the project forward.
Volunteers spent much of the weekend getting the Southern Queen undercover and the William Allchorn better propped outside the shed, ready for work to begin.
Eastbourne Buzz went along to see what they were up to:
(Former Co-Director of the Allchorn Pleasure Boats, Chris Laycock, who features in this video has contacted Eastbourne Buzz, asking us to add the following statement, “When we sold the business, the boats were fully maintained, fully compliant with all statutory and regulatory conditions and that the business was a profitable going concern in all respects. We fully support the efforts of the current owners to return the boats and business to the state we left the business in.”)