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Newbold, farmer T. Needham, Chesterfield, Duck pond, Newbold

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Ducks join in the Duck pond regatta" of the children's yachting club at Green Farm. Newbold, near Chesterfield, where grandchildren of farmer T. Needham, who founded the club 26 years ago are having exciting manoeuvres on the 18 inch deep "briny". 11 years old Brian Elliott has been appointed this years "Admiral." The duck pond fleet sets of Newbold, near Chesterfield is out on manoeuvres, but the flag-ship - a raft on empty oil drums - has to heave-to for a moment while a goose convoy paddles past. Sailors of the "Fleet" are all children of Newbold, members of a sailing club started twenty five years ago by Mr. T. Needham. The "Fleet" boasts a new "Admiral" every year Brian Elliot, 11 holds the rank this year. Vessels under his command are the oil drum raft, a wooden tub and a tin bath with tree-branch mast and sacking sail. May 1946 P012111"

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1940s,Children,Playing,Water,Dog,Pet,Birds,Geese,Adventure,Childhood
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1946
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