Australian enquiry

5th November 2004

An interesting enquiry received from Allan Staines in Australia. Can anyone help?

If anyone is able to find any maps, information etc that they can send – please contact the webmaster.

As mentioned, I am an author preparing a new adventure book.

In it, I have three boys in January 1953, escaping from Dutch/Soviet sympathisers and they steal a 16-18ft inboard sail, clinker hull boat from a beach or creek either before Calais or just past. Could you advise me on the most suitable creek or beach where this could be possible?

Also do you know who could advise on boating in the channel between Calais and Dungeness? or do you know an old seaperson who would have knowledge of french small boats and inboard engines common for the era 1945–1953?

Many thanks

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