Monday, July 28, 2014

The new Westerman panel in Wareham

Michael Spilman (left) and Eric Axford (right) performing the dedication

Thank you to everyone who attended the dedication of the new visitor interpretation panel on the River Frome at Redcliffe, Wareham, marking the position of Percy F. Westerman’s iconic houseboat home ‘The Barge’.
The new visitor interpretation panel on the River Frome - close to
 the Redclyffe Yacht Club

A full write-up of the dedication event will feature in the
November edition of The Westerman Yarns Newsletter.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dedicated to Percy F. Westerman

On Wednesday 23 July, 2014 at 2.30pm, we would love to see as many people as possible at the dedication of a new visitor interpretation panel in memory of Percy F. Westerman.  The panel has been installed alongside the River Frome close the Redclyffe Yacht Club at Wareham which was founded by Percy and who was their first commodore.

The panel marks the position of Percy F. Westerman's iconic houseboat home 'The Barge' and details a little of the life of this extraordinary writer of more than 170 adventure stories for children. 

The panel has been arranged by The Westerman Yarns in partnership with the
Wareham and District Development Trust with sponsorship from Arne Parish Council, Purbeck Mobility, Redclyffe Yacht Club, Viridor Credits and Wareham Town Council.

Our thanks also to Nigel Barnes (Redclyffe Farm), Dorset County Council Rights of Way and the Environment Agency for their kind support with this project.
The dedication will be performed by Wareham residents Eric Axford and Michael Spillman who both knew Percy and his wife Florence and who have supported the interpretation panel project from the start.

The Redclyffe Yacht Club is about a 10 minute walk from the South Bridge at Wareham. Start your walk from the south side of the river, opposite the Old Granary public house.