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Stavros

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Les Jones RIP
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:12:30 AM »

Les Jones was a member of the Shipwrights Society and was truly a master craftsman when it came to Model building.Les could be seen at some Boat Shows displaying the art of Rope building.A lot of his Models can be seen at the Holyhead Martine Museum.
Les was member of hte Holyhead mountian rescue team for years and also was a fundraiser for the RNLI
He used to be a member on here a few years ago.
 
RIP Les you will be missed
 
 
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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 11:11:51 AM »


RIP Les.

Condolences to the family and friends.

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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 11:24:43 AM »

Not the Les Jones who was a member of Cygnets MBC many years back?


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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 11:27:49 AM »

Honestly dont know that one Rich ....Les was from Holyhead on Anglesey
 
 
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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 11:33:59 AM »

I knew a Les Jones way, way back...he was a Cygnets man back in the seventies, I guess. Used to race fast electrics back then, he helped me with my Thimble, one of his designs.


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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 01:19:31 PM »

dave....was he the guy that built the magnificent  Duke of Northumberland, water jet drive lifeboat, which he donated to the Holyhead museum??. neil.
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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 02:15:28 PM »

Think it was Neil he did build some magnificent lifeboats
 
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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 02:43:02 PM »

I attended his funeral three weeks ago.
Les was one of the most innovative model builders I have ever known and never afraid to "look out of the box" for fresh ideas and construction methods culminating in the wonderful "Duke of Northumberland".
He is and will be much missed by his wife Viv, son Paul and three grand children and by all his many friends. 

I should also point out that all his models are on loan to the Holyhead Maritime Museum and have not been donated to the museum.

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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014, 03:15:23 PM »

he sure was a wonderful model builder............that lifeboat was magnificent...........sadly the secret of how he made the propulsion unit for it went with him to his grave, as he would never divulge the secret to mere mortals like me. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 03:36:11 PM »

he sure was a wonderful model builder............that lifeboat was magnificent...........sadly the secret of how he made the propulsion unit for it went with him to his grave, as he would never divulge the secret to mere mortals like me. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{

Not necessarily so  %) %) %)
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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 03:56:06 PM »

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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 05:09:35 PM »

RIP Les,
A good friend that was a little lapsed.


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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2014, 07:36:48 PM »

R.I.P. young man I never knew you, but our thoughts go out to your family

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Re: Les Jones RIP
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 08:42:28 PM »

Thanks Liverbudgie for the pic of Les and his Model I have scoured my pics and alas couldnt find one of him...Yes his funeral was 3 weeks ago I only found out Today when it was in the local paper
 
 
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