Old Pilots and their Cutters

Hi All
I have hovered in the background for a while enjoying reading the messages on
this list.
Though not owning a Cutter it is very interesting to me being the Great
grandson of a Bristol Channel Pilot out of Cardiff.
He trained on the sailing Cutters from 1898 until 1903 and recieved his
licence in 1918 when the turn over to steam Cutters had started.Though some
sailing cutters opperated into the 1930s.His brother drowned in the Barry
Roads as an apprentice in 1901 whilst rowing a punt back to the Cutter
Brittania.
Their father had been an assistant pilot or westernman from the mid 1800s
until the turn of the century.
My grandfather also trained as a pilot 1925 to 1930 but died before he could
take up his licence.
For a number of years I have been delving into the history of the pilots and
have found a list of Cutters and port boats from 1889 at Cardiff. The most
expensive of which was 500 pounds.In real terms not much less than one of
Morse’s boats today.But do his compare with the ones built by Rowles or
Cooper at Pill?
One look at Frank Trotts old Cutter the Marguerite answers my question.

Regards Phil Roderick
Cardiff Wales

P.S. does any one have the URL to the web site dedicated to Bill Tilman

Sir,
My connection kept timing out before i could get into the site.
I did get into it a few weeks ago.
Good luck!!

http://www.comlay.mcmail.com/tilman.html

FPS

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Comeon now Phil, don’t hold us in suspense. Looking isn’t telling…

.In real terms not much less than one of
Morse’s boats today.But do his compare with the ones built by Rowles or
Cooper at Pill?
One look at Frank Trotts old Cutter the Marguerite answers my question.

Regards Phil Roderick
Cardiff Wales

P.S. does any one have the URL to the web site dedicated to Bill Tilman


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----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 3:07 PM
Subject: [bcc] Old Pilots and their Cutters

Hi All
I have hovered in the background for a while enjoying reading the messages
on
this list.
Though not owning a Cutter it is very interesting to me being the Great
grandson of a Bristol Channel Pilot out of Cardiff.
He trained on the sailing Cutters from 1898 until 1903 and recieved his
licence in 1918 when the turn over to steam Cutters had started.Though
some
sailing cutters opperated into the 1930s.His brother drowned in the Barry
Roads as an apprentice in 1901 whilst rowing a punt back to the Cutter
Brittania.
Their father had been an assistant pilot or westernman from the mid 1800s
until the turn of the century.
My grandfather also trained as a pilot 1925 to 1930 but died before he
could
take up his licence.
For a number of years I have been delving into the history of the pilots
and
have found a list of Cutters and port boats from 1889 at Cardiff. The most
expensive of which was 500 pounds.In real terms not much less than one of
Morse’s boats today.But do his compare with the ones built by Rowles or
Cooper at Pill?
One look at Frank Trotts old Cutter the Marguerite answers my question.

Regards Phil Roderick
Cardiff Wales

P.S. does any one have the URL to the web site dedicated to Bill Tilman


– Easily schedule meetings and events using the group calendar!
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