Radio Scilly :: John Bird talks about The Sussex

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Listen online to John Bird (below) talk about his father, Ralph Bird, and his restoration of the Sussex om Radio Scilly.

John Bird Pilot Gig

The gig is now back in Scilly and holds the record for the fastest Scilly to Cornwall row. Hear the audio by clicking the link below the picture of The Sussex on Porthmellon Beach.

Pilot Gig Sussex

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  1. jane mcinnes (nee vickery)

    hi, just a bit of social history about the gig “Sussex” my gran, Bertha Jenkins was the last bride to go from Bryher to Tresco in a gig as Bryher church wasnt licenced for weddings! my grampy sat next to his bride to be, they were married 52 years (so much for it being bad luck to see the bride before the service!)

    i’m very glad to see the Sussex restored and back in Scilly

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