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First sand dredger to have radar fitted? 29th June 1956

first sand dredger to have radar fittedBideford 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.

 

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