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Matt Yorke

So. What’s the latest on Llys Helig - 1922 Gentleman’s Yacht? ... See MoreSee Less

A special message for our volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

A special message for our volunteers.

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Nice one.👍

More of Llys Helig's interesting history.

Pictured here, Llys Helig when she had been re-fitted and renamed "Les Autres". The forward portholes of the smoking room the original shape still, extended upper deck and significant changes to the funnel and bridge.
Some of these features would be modified further in the 1980s.

The photo shows a 1960s Cannes in the background.
I bet there are some good stories to be told.
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More of Llys Heligs interesting history.

Pictured here, Llys Helig when she had been re-fitted and renamed Les Autres. The forward portholes of the smoking room the original shape still, extended upper deck and significant changes to the funnel and bridge.
Some of these features would be modified further in the 1980s.

The photo shows a 1960s Cannes in the background.
I bet there are some good stories to be told.

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Fantastic picture and history, you should do a timeline of her various re-fits.

Llys Helig - 1922 Gentleman’s Yacht how’s work’s progressing now , still getting prepared for the move round to the boatyard in Kent ?

Brilliant xx

She was a beautiful looking boat and I am certain she will be once again in your capable hands

Magnificent looking yacht....

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Llys Helig on her 1960s post refit sea trials.

G.L. Watson & Co. undertook the modernisation providing more living accommodation and stylish lines.
Llys Helig went on to spend time cruising the Mediterranean.
G.L Watson & Co. tell us they have a large archive of drawings and photos of the project.
Slowly, we’re filling in the gaps in her history.
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Llys Helig on her 1960s post refit sea trials. 

G.L. Watson & Co. undertook the modernisation providing more living accommodation and stylish lines.
Llys Helig went on to spend time cruising the Mediterranean.
G.L Watson & Co. tell us they have a large archive of drawings and photos of the project.
Slowly, we’re filling in the gaps in her history.

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Aww she’s so elegant.

Fantastic to gather all the history of this historic vessel...from a painting volunteer this summer.

It's all coming together nicely!👍😁😊

Splendid

Can't wait to read the book of her history. Xx

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Happy birthday Llys Helig, launched 98 years ago. Although it could take a little while before you’re back to your old self I have bought you two 1922 style chairs for your smoking room. Next 12 months crucial for you - promise to do whatever I can to get you there - Howard. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy birthday Llys Helig, launched 98 years ago. Although it could take a little while before you’re back to your old self I have bought you two 1922 style chairs for your smoking room. Next 12 months crucial for you - promise to do whatever I can to get you there - Howard.

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Wonderful! So pleased you saved her! (Corrected)

There’s a wind-up gramaphone waiting to sail too. x

A handsome addition so masculine

🤔Howard how about putting out a wish list of the things you want/need for Lyls Helig for authentic period pieces, just a thought, because there's so many people following this project I feel sure that you would get a positive response from everyone! Do you have anymore working parties planned for Welding/plating the hull/frames or painting? 👍😎

Chic

Look very comfy x

Very smart. She will love them. ❤

They are beautiful!!

Love this

They are lovely.

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Happy birthday lovely lady x x

Lyls Helig, Wishing you a very Happy 98th birthday and a speedy recovery to your 1922 former glory! Best wishes to you, your Captain and Crew! 🎂🍾🍷🍸🍻🍺

Happy birthday

Happy 98th Birthday young lady 🥂🍾🥂

Happy Birthday indeed.

Happy birthday 🍾💞

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Last sat launched at Bridgemarsh to come and see the llys helig

Last weekend despite the cold wind, we managed to take a few shots aboard Llys Helig. Some of the steelwork in good condition, some as you'll see is a little thin. ... See MoreSee Less

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So much to do I do admire Howard for taking it on x x

Amazing to see the progress for me as we lived on this beautiful boat for a number years had some great times with lots of good friends

Lovely video thanks for sharing , I’d love to know what you think the budget will be to get this ship back to its former glory ?

Lovely film - and music!

Great video and loved the music 🎵

Thanks for showing us aboard.

Thank you, it’s nice to see inside and all you have done

Thank You!

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So pleased you are not leaving us just yet. Great work Howard and team.

Thank you for letting us know.......thank you 😊

Disappointing, but she'll feel at home and loved here in Burnham on Crouch.

Good luck hope all goes well

No, she’s be floating but well tethered. Also the wind blows through nicely where the windows and doors should be 😜 she might make her way down the high street if the tide gets too high.

Thanks for the update and look forward to seeing her looking better.

Good luck such a shame you can’t move her yet but I am pleased we will be able to see more of her in Burnham for a little while x

I'm pleased she's staying a little longer. And it will be interesting to see the progress made on her here in Burnham. Keep up the good work 👍

I know nothing about boats but I have loved the story and watched the restoration here on Facebook. I have been down a couple of times to see the work progressing. So pleased you are staying through the winter. What a ‘project’ you have bought good luck.

Well done. I thought you said her name was “This headache” fir a moment Enjoy Burnham it’s lovely

Will you be scuttling her for the season? She’s so buoyant now I imagine she could be a serious liability in a winter gale.

Such a shame that you weren’t around before her demise, you clearly care very much for this proud lady. Thank you Howard.

We will look forward to raising a glass of mulled wine at Christmas. Will look forward to watching more of her progress then we expected xxxx

Look forward to seeing her progress Burnham won't be the same when she goes.

Had a walk past couldn't believe how much she was floating out of the water she looked so much proud out of the water. When you float her to Chatham and restore will you bring it back to Burnham and show her off

Will done good job done on her

Get the work done at Wallasea Marina and save the sea journey?

A sensible decision. I look forward to seeing the progress made on her.

The Wallasea marina idea sounds sensible, but I would think for some reason its not suitable ?

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Owner of Llys Helig explains what will happen over the next few months. ... See MoreSee Less

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That's great news as we get to see a bit more of her here and we definately wouldn't want you to risk on a dangerous journey out to sea 🌊.. Keep us posted. Thank you

Thanks for keeping us all updated, great to know what’s happening and what your doing going forward

Thankyou so much for sharing what is happening. It's very interesting to see the development's as they happen. Thankyou for sharing.

Wise decision and will be nice for us locals to see some of the renovations being done

Makes a lot of sense Howard. Isn’t that area where the engines were? And won't that make it difficult when you eventually reinstall engines in?

Aww I will continue to visit would miss her when she goes x

Good luck hope the repairs all go well. Glad she’s staying put and looking forward to seeing her progress xx

Hi Howard. We chatted in Burnham (Ray, Chief Engineer) Have you considered using a heavy lift vessel to transport her round to dry dock.

Thanks for the update.

Sensible might get to see

When she’s eventually all done will you ever bring her back to Burnham?? Would be lovely too see her looking her best xx

Victoria Joy

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Look out for an important announcement on Thursday 1st October. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to up date Howard thank you x x

Guessing its what we spoke about Sunday..... I won't ruin surprise but hope it os

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🤔Is that curved line on the edge of the opening the original line of the boats curved canoe stern that was modified and is it going to be reinstated as it was originally??😍

Changing tides. Llys Helig embraced by the Swans and Geese of the Crouch. ... See MoreSee Less

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She got her own special fly past. Any idea when you are setting off to Chatham? As we would like to follow on our boat out of The crouch. Thank you.

And the tourists and sightseers have been flocking, too!

Here is a black and white photo I took back in March 2014

5 months ago

Mick Terry

Hello. I took this a while back and thought you might like it. The rusty patina has its own earthy beauty, but I'm so glad she's being looked after again. Good luck with the restoration...she's such a classy dame! ... See MoreSee Less

Hello. I took this a while back and thought you might like it. The rusty patina has its own earthy beauty, but Im so glad shes being looked after again.  Good luck with the restoration...shes such a classy dame!

5 months ago

Sally Perry

Prince Helig April 7th 2019, 100 years to the day of delivery to W E Corlett at Conway. ... See MoreSee Less

Prince Helig  April 7th 2019, 100 years to the day of delivery to W E Corlett at Conway.

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Is this in Acton Bridge?

Yes Acton Bridge Cruising Club on the River Weaver.

5 months ago

Sally Perry

Llys Helig Jubilee & Prince Helig late 1920's ... See MoreSee Less

Llys Helig Jubilee & Prince Helig late 1920s

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Thank you For sharing this Sally. Great photograph!

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Is that Lewis Capaldi on top of the wheelhouse?

I will never let you go Jack

The Burnham titanic has risen ❤

Can our amazing volunteers that helped on Saturday or Sunday email Rewards@llyshelig.com with your Name(s), and preference of Navy with White text, or White with Navy text polo shirt. Also your preferred size from Small to XXXL please. All measurements will be treated as confidential 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

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How exciting!

Clips provided by Frances Franklin of our volunteers painting Llys Helig. ... See MoreSee Less

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John Head, get you in your work overalls xx

A lick of paint seems to have lifted the old girls spirits...looks fab.

It was an absolute pleasure being aboard, meeting Howard, learning so much. Thank you.

Like a lady having her make up on beautiful went yesterday to see her I just think it’s lovely x x

Nice work, guys! You should be feeling very proud.

Frances Franklin thank you for capturing the day.

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Hi. I live I New Zealand and I am enjoying seeing the pictures and work being done. I grew up local to Burnham on Crouch. When I return on holiday I stay with my sister who lives in Burnham and as I run I usually run past most days. I often thought "I hope someone does something and fixes her up. So just a thank you again for doing so and the progress pictures.

Looks brilliant!

Photos supplied by the amazing volunteers and Howard Dawber ... See MoreSee Less

Howard "Climbs" aboard Llys Helig with some of the amazing volunteers who gave their time this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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And me would have really enjoyed it ,how lovely it’s looking already x

Love this project, really wish I was able to be there to help. Would love to put my mark on it!

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That really is a very classic looking steam (?) yacht (shades of The Admirablel Crichton' ?)

An impressive improvement a great improvement and a glimpse of what she will eventually look like. Well done to all involved to date!

She looks proud of herself again

She really does look happy amd proud of herself! X

A proper boat now

Her proud lines are still shining through...

Looking good !!!

Enjoy the fruits of your labour - she is becoming a beauty again.

Looking good

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6 months ago

Rowena Parker

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