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Sunlight and Sea

3.8.1937 Appledore Master Mariner broadcast

At the invitation of the BBC through the West Regional Director, Mr Francis Dillon, Capt T Hutchings, of Sundale, Odun Road, Appledore, took part in a broadcast from the West Regional Station on Sunday last week.
The programme which was the third in a series entitled ‘Sunlight and Sea’, a tour of the romantic coasts of Devon and Cornwall, and was relayed through all the Regional Stations.
Capt Hutchings recounted a thrilling personal experience in Bideford Bay during rough and thick weather, and also sang a sea shanty, ‘Blow, my bonnie boys, blow’. The programme was well received and letters from different parts of the British Isles show that Capt Hutchings’ reference to Appledore and Bideford were much appreciated.
Capt Hutchings is one of the fast diminishing band of sea captains who have sailed in and commanded the wind-jammers.
Gazette article dated 3 August 1937

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