First sand dredger to have radar fitted? 29th June 1956
Bideford Gazette photographer catches Mr Stan Woolaway up the ladder supervising the installation of new radar and echo-sounding devices he is having installed on his sand dredger, named after him, and familiar to Torridge-side.
Mr A E Hutchings, of the Bideford marine electrical engineering firm, is responsible for the radar installation.
Mr S Woolaway, apart from his sand dredger business, is also principal of the family firm of Messrs W Woolaway & Sons Ltd, public works contractors, Barnstaple and of the Barnstaple Brick and Tile Co Ltd, which has headquarters at Appledore.