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Sunday morning i was at Hoveton,when 3 young men ran into a dissused Boat House ,a few mins later a police man turned up,i asked if he was ok cos 3 against one is not good,but he said hush,then another police man turned up,they went inside,and the lads came out quietly.
Theese may or not been the ???.
But i remember their faces and will look out for them in the future.

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Hi all again

Just spent the afternoon in the yard and found out a bit of good news.

Richardsons now have a security guard on permanent night duty, and he apparently has an alsation.  So it was a long time coming but now we have something, they are also building a high fence to the road side were the new fleet boats are moored up.

The latest gossip on the yard is the youngsters they got at the weekend were not the culprits but 2 other people have been picked up by the law, but they have been bailed.

They have started lifting the burnt out hulls out of the water now.

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Thanks for the update and pictures Andy.

Threads do sometimes drift its not personal, but I am sure like me most are thankful for your 'local' information and pictures.

Regards

Perry

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One man and one dog for a yard that size? I suppose something is better than nothing. At least Richardson's have reacted to the events though and that can only be applauded.

I also learnt something new from this thread, I hadn't realised pikey refered to a group of people. Not that that will stop me using the term as i use it in the sense of chav based cheapo living moron.

I find it so funny how some groups get quite touchy about a name associated with them though.
n*gger has only ever been used as a term of sheer nastiness, as has paki (quite ad really as that part translates as pure, wonder if the racists who shout it realise they are actually calling someone pure), these names I can understand people getting touchy about.

Perhaps we should all start getting touchy about background names, personally I don't find taff or Taffy insulting; it highlights my background, I know a few paddy's who feel exactly the same.

If someone wants be racist towards me that's their lookout, makes them look smaller not me. I've learnt to laugh at the "insults" over the years.
Whats the definition of a welsh lesiure centre? A sheep tied to lamp-post; is one example

Do I take offence? Why should I? As I said it makes the teller look an idiot not me.

But back to the fire......

I haven't seen such wanton mindlessness in such a long time Mad
I simply can't understand what fun can be found in destroying these boats.
Scrumping apples I can understand, arson I can't! There was the potential for loss of life here but did they care? They probably didn't even give it a 2nd thought.

I really hope the scum are brought to justice, and that if community orders are given they are made to work it off at the yard.

Why,Why,Why?


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Marc & Karen
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After following this thread for the past few days, I wanted to wait until there was news of the recovery operation in progress before I asked.....

What happens to the burnt out boats once they have been fished out? I presume by the age and extent of the damage just about all of the boats will be scrapped - is this likely to be the case or would the hulls of some of the less damaged of the attacked boats be of some salvageable use?

If they are scrapped, what would be the usual method of disposal? Are they just simply cut up and land filled or is there a more sophisicated way of dealing with scrap boat?

Great great shame to see the state of them, and just lucky that no-one was indeed aboard at the time - presume the arsonists had previous knowledge that there were boats for sale, or just lucky co-incidence that Heron is nearest the main gates?

Best wishes,

James.

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Hi All

I will be back at the yard again tomorrow, so l will try and find out how they dispose of the shells, they have loads of land up by Pondarosa and l wound not mind betting thats were they end up intially.

I suppose the yard is a large area for one man and his dog, but better that than nothing, it makes me feel a little better that the yard is being patrolled.

ANDY


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As ex hirers from this yard and subsequent visiting boatowners, we have an affection for Richardsons due to the casual approach of the staff and welcome given to us as "privateers."
The first time that we visited for an overnight stay on "Ella" we tried to pay but were told that we were welcome at no charge.
The only proviso is one of common sense - that is to avoid the busier quays on changeover days.
We have happy memories of turning up fairly late, mooring up and wandering into the village to return laden down with Indian takeaway.

Walking back through the yard in the dark and utterly peaceful atmosphere used to be relaxing in itself.

The new security measures have become necessary (after many years without such a need) because of the actions of a tiny minority.
As usual the majority suffer, Richardsons' overheads increase and anyone returning to a boat at night might now want to invest in ear defenders and body armour.





E/boat Steve

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When you consider that most security companies are charged with patrolling empty sites, Richardsons must be a challenge.
In the more popular months, several (mostly hire) boats do stay overnight, often with small children on board.
Any security company charged with patrolling the yard would need to ensure that their dog handlers have very well trained dogs (and good public liability insurance).

E/boat Steve

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Just seen your pictures of the devastation caused by the fire at Richardsons. We do not own a boat but have been coming to this boat yard for many years hiring a boat for our annual holiday.
It is so sad that some mindless individuals seem to get a kick out of destroying other peoples pleasures.
We sincerely sympathise with everyone who have had their boats destroyed or damaged.

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