We were recently given an incredible video taken in the 1970s with some beautiful footage of the Yacht Station and the River Crouch. What's more, the video has new audio commentary explaining the footage so make sure you turn on your speakers!
The first half of the video, we see a concrete boat being built in North Fambridge using a metal wire frame and wire mesh for concreting. The 40ft ketch will weigh 11tons, called 'Touch Tone'. The initial footage is from Rochester on the Medway before moving to the Yacht Station in North Fambridge on the River Crouch, Essex.
The 2nd half of the video shows some incredible footage of the moorings and North Fambridge, the Yacht Station and marina - all of which are still going strong today!
Filmed and edited by Fred Reed, member of Fambridge Boat Club and owner of Loretta (1974-1989).