Derbyshire family sails into DT history

Pictured is Arthur Fairburn, of Chesterfield, with his boat and his wife, front, and family including Stephen, Lynn and Susan.

Pictured is Arthur Fairburn, of Chesterfield, with his boat and his wife, front, and family including Stephen, Lynn and Susan.

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A craftsman who restored a model boat which featured in the Derbyshire Times more than 50 years ago, has marked its relaunch with a special reunion.

Arthur Fairburn, of Chesterfield, had been campaigning to the Chesterfield Parks for a sailing pond when he featured in the DT in 1964. Half a century later he has restored his Thames sailing barge model St Sulyn.

Pictured is Arthur Fairburn, of Chesterfield, with his wife and family including Stephen, Lynn, centre, and Susan.

Pictured is Arthur Fairburn, of Chesterfield, with his wife and family including Stephen, Lynn, centre, and Susan.

Mr Fairburn’s family including his wife and their children Stephen, Lynn and Susan recently recreated the original DT picture to celebrate the boat’s restoration.