Keeping the dream alive..

 

The Keeping the Dream Alive - All Day Party took place on Saturday 13th August at the Mica Centre, 38A High St, West Mersea. There was food and drink, a raffle in aid of the radio-ship the MV Ross Revenge, live music from Something For the Weekend' and 'Cafe Musica' plus merchandise stalls by the RNLI, HM Coastguard, Radio Caroline and others.

 

Tommy Gerrard centre and Lee Shuttlewood right

 

 

    

Photos from the Balmoral on its  cruise around the Ross Revenge, June 2016

 

 

 

 

Ross Revenge crew take part in a Firefighting course

 

 

George Johnson doing a good job

  

 

Derek May steady at first..

  

Then full blast

  

Keith Stimpson has a go..

  

 

Steve Swallow, Fire Training Instructor

  

Roger Day' Celebrates 50 Years

Guests Derek May, Keith Stimpson, Rob Ashard and Gordon Smith

 

The man himself Roger "Twiggy" Day

 

The grand gathering

 

 

Radio Caroline Racing Car at Brands Hatch

 

 David Cornwallis, the driver of the Radio Caroline Racing  car and Tony Christian

 

 David Cornwallis and Caroline DJ Rob Ashard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Caroline at the Cotswold Exhibition 2016

 

David Esp, Viviane Beaney, Mike Brill, Phil Meek, Howard Copitch, Keith Stimpson and Derek May

 

Howard Copitch

 

 

Derek May being interviewed by Howard Copitch

 

Group with Bella the Outside Broadcast Unit

 

Rob Eden makes a visit

 

Mike Brill arriving with Bella and our revamped studio with a new DJ!

 

 

Our revamped studio with a new DJ!

 

Clive Garrard visiting the Radio Caroline studio exhibit at the Cotswold Motor Museum

 

 


Mini Caroline Ships

Narrow boat Ron

Another picture from one of Caroline’s faithful listeners, Ron Hubbert (R.I.P)  commonly called narrowboat Ron. this is a photo of his narrowboat "Caroline" complete with bell in bright sunshine tied up in one of the beautiful canals of England. If you have a similar photo please send it to me at rolandbeaney@tiscali.co.uk


Tommy Gerrard is seen doing a bit of "rust bashing" on his own boat with the same name as Caroline's old ship Mi Amigo

 

Tommy is now looking forward to meeting the owner of this other vessel to share some stories of pirate radio stations from the past. 

 

Tug boat Challenge

 

Tug boat Challenger 1990

Tug Boat Challenge that is now in Southampton? There is a big link to offshore radio of the 1960s, in that she helped to tow all of the Sea Forts into place in WW2

Ross Revenge mast sections are already in use

Sections of the Ross Revenge mast are already being sent out and there is a section in Caroline listener PJs Special Music Radio studio in Weymouth. The mast is a bit too big to stay on the desk and will be relocated to another area of his house. He is proud to own a piece of Radio Caroline’s history.

 

 

 

Mystery photo on the Ross Revenge

 

From left to right it's Monique DJs Peter de Groot, Walter Simmons, and I think it's Erwin van der Bliek, standing next to Andy "Cosmic" Johnson. The date is sometime in 1986 (Names from Pete MacFarlane)

 

The three young lads in the mast are my former Radio Monique/819 colleagues. Erwin van der Bliek, Walter Simons and Colin Peters

 

Top of the mast is Tony Allan with Peter Clayton giving instructions?