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Flood Gate

Padstow has always had one major problem – on the equinoctial spring tides, it floods.   In 1988 this problem was addressed and over the period of two years, the present day flood-defence scheme was built – sheet piling and extending the pier in the Inner Basin, building a tidal gate and raising the walls on Langford’s Quay. 56 more words


Quay player for best breakfast in Newcastle

I had heard about this special place, but I had never visited. Why? God knows. One thing I know for sure is, I’ll be back. Again and again. 216 more words



Padstow Harbour Commissioners Workboat “MOWGLI” is Steel ‘Multicat’ hull design and used by PHC for servicing moorings, navigation marks and general harbour works.


HMS Gay Archer

HMS Gay Archer (P1041) was a Gay-class fast patrol boat of the Royal Navy. She was built by Vosper, Portchester, and launched on 20 August 1952. 25 more words


The Irene, Padstow 2013

Moored next to quay is the Irene is a West Country Trading Ketch, built in 1907 by FJ Carver and Sons.

The boat moored next to the Irene is a Royal Naval training vessel


The Birdman

Chris Swabey, 54, from Padstow, made St Austell Pigeon Club history after winning all trophies for the 2009 season.

The local builder, who has been racing since he was eight, said a mix of work, dedication and treating his pigeons like family were the key to his success 6 more words



“If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
 even there your hand will guide me,
    and your strength will support me.”
- Psalm 139:9-10