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David Rogers recently supplied the Worshipful Company of Firefighters with an online presentation about Sir Eyre Massey Shaw and also features some articles in it's Salamander Magazine. We're proud to be supported by many organisations, but the Worshipful Company of Firefighters have been a long established...

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The Massey Shaw has had an interesting summer, hosting a wide range of groups, from the family members of a Royal Artillery Sergeant who the Massey rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940, to two Women’s Institute Groups – who expected to stay about...

As you know we still have one of our main engines in various bits and without it we're going nowhere! Now that we have an understanding of what work needs to be done, we're seeking sponsors for 6 'big end bearings' for the engine pistons....

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With a Christmas festivities now finished Massey’s volunteers have started to get things prepared for the New Year.   Work on getting the starboard engine back and running  is the priority, but we still have to make sure our other engines are working. With this in mind...

Even-though the festive season is upon us, our dedicated volunteers are continuing to visit Massey each week to continue tripping the engine and investigating the damage.   Colin Perry, Chief engineer along with his brother-in-law, Ray provided an update on progress;   " The water pump has been removed...

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