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Teapot

The Tale of “Teapot” First published in the NWT Journal, Spring 1989 by “Leveret” (David Bray) The wherry lay on the White Swan quay in the North River. Young Albert had been left aboard alone to keep ship while his dad was in the infirmary. He had come down with a cold during the big …

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Wherries - Breydon Water

Breydon Days

Breydon Days On 28th June 2019 “Albion” and “Maud” sailed in company across Breydon”.  I would guess that this was the first time in eighty or more years that two black-sailed trading wherries have been seen together on Breydon. I’d have given my eye teeth to have been there! Wherries at Breydon Those pictures reminded …

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See Breezes featuring David's Otranto painting

Sea Breezes – Otranto

Sea Breezes – Otranto The venerable ‘Sea Breezes’ magazine which celebrated its centenary in 2019, is featuring some of David’s paintings in a series called ‘From the brush of David Bray’. First up is the painting of Otranto arriving at Tilbury. Here’s the story behind it. OTRANTO was built by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness in 1926 for …

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