Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Video Footage

The new team of men have been busy over the past couple of months. They have now completed painting both sides of the Comet to her original colours before attaching the paddle boxes. The team are now working on the deck. So far they have sanded and undercoat the wooden planks and marked out a template on the floor area.

The videos below show the progress of the work which has been done.

31 August 2010

20th September 2010

27th September 2010

Photos from the Doors Open Day

Below we have some photos from the Doors Open Day and a short 10 minutes film which was shown at the exhibition.

Piper Lyle Templeton welcoming the arrivals.

To find out information about Piper Lyle Templeton you can visit his website:

P.S. Comet short film

New Team of Men

Niall Ptomoley, our Heritage Assistant and Comet Rebuilt blogger for the last six months has now taken up his place as a student at University studying history. (All the best to Niall from all at 7 and a half John Wood Street and our Comet Rebuilt bloggers).

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Scott Grant, and I will be taking over from where Niall has left off.

Also, in August 2010, the Comet team downed tools as their future jobs placement, which lasted six months came to an end, however two men from the team have been employed by Inverclyde Community Development Trust to continue working on the Comet and to join a new team.
They kindly posed for these photographs so all of you bloggers can meet the new team.

The new team (missing from picture- Darren Connaghan).

Darren Connaghan

Ian Cochrane

James Campbell

Jamie Phillips

John Gallacher

Richard McCartney

Stuart McIntyre

William Kelly

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

200 Visitors on Doors Open Day

Over 200 people turned out to visit The Comet at Fergusons this weekend...absolutely brilliant.

We've some footage and photos from the day which we'll post soon...including some video of Lyle Templeton...our piper who welcomed everyone over the doors during the morning session.

You can hear a new radio interview about the project at 6.15 this evening on Bute FM (96.5fm) or online at www.butefm.com.

Loads of folk had questions for us about when the boat was going to be completed and what was happening next, particularly around protecting The Comet from the elements when she returns. But we were really interested to hear a particular idea over and over again...keep The Comet out of sight in 2011, then bring her back with much more of a bang for the bicentennial in 2012.