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I am most grateful to businessman Chris Bluer of Torkington Engineers for the 1973  newspaper cutting of The Westward Ho in her birth at Pomona Dock, Manchester - which appears below.

I remember Chris very well in that period as a friendly, generous patron of the Clubship and his kindness in providing the historical  item below is typical of his helpful attitude - an attitude which no doubt  goes a long way to explaining the success of his enterprise.

Torkington Engineers Limited is a leading precision and sub-contract engineering company, delivering the definitive high-quality machining and engineering site support solution, to blue-chip companies in the oil and gas, chemical, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, nuclear and power generation industries.  Established in 1949, Torkingtons today proudly maintains an unrivalled reputation for consistently achieving the highest levels of quality, customer service and on-time delivery performance.

Hale, Cheshire 11.11.2009.

Hello Jud, You will probably will not remember me, but I owned Torkington Engineers which was located on Cornbrook Rd, at the entrance to Pomona Docks. I remember you once coming to see me, wanting some work done, when you were preparing the Westward Ho. I came across a leaflet, which I thought you would appreciate. I live in Hale, near Altrincham, Cheshire. I have now retired from the business, and my two sons own and manage it. We now have a large factory in Trafford Park, employing thirty five staff... I am very proud of the company. I looked at your website. What an achievement

Best wishes

Chris Bluer