New Book - HMS Conway: Yesterday & Today In Photos
By Alfie Windsor (64-68)
This book is a companion volume to Alfie's much praised history of the
ship. It is an A4 format, 226 page picture history with 715 photos covering
every facet of the ship’s life. Each topic is described and illustrated
with original black and white period photos and comparison colour photos showing the same scenes today. Topics include:
- Conway places including the Rock Ferry, Bangor and
Plas Newydd moorings and landing stages, and the Sailors’ Home.
- The three ships with the last described deck by deck including the incredibly detailed deck plans produced in 1953 with the viewpoint of every historic photo overlaid.
- All Conway’s buildings and shore facilities
including the Rock Ferry and Bangor playing fields and sanatoriums, the
camp (including three surviving huts), all the buildings at Plas Newydd
including the dock, and the two Conway Chapels.
- Major events like the dry docking and figurehead
masting in 1938, the transit to Bangor in 1941, the loss, wreck and
fire, and the tents in 1953.
- A modern tour along the Strait from the Britannia Bridge to “PD”.
The history of the ship’s numerous ensigns, crests and badges is
also described along with images of them all. Finally there is an 18 page, detailed
inventory of over 450 Conway artefacts and their whereabouts including
major relics, silver, ship artefacts, works of art, boats, displays,
archives and much, much more. If you wondered what happened to anything
connected with Conway the answer is almost certainly here.
- It's a WINNER!! Willie Constantine (47-8).
- Superb job -
a labour of love. Keith Ffoulkes (62-64).
- Very comprehensive and well-designed content - very
impressive. Richard Phillips (65-68).
- Excellent! Adam Pope (69-72).
- Difficult to put down once opened … in depth research … intriguing stuff. Rob Tubb (67-70).
- What a great book and extremely well set out. Karl
- Fascinating. A huge amount of research has gone into producing this book. Alfie Windsor has produced the most comprehensive well illustrated history of HMS Conway. A
- Most interesting, informative and
shaking. Guy Moreland-Green (59-61).
- Fantastic! John Southwood (55-57).
- A really interesting publication - full of so
much information. Thank you for the pleasure and the record (it) provides.
You’ve done a valuable job. Paul Wright
- A book that draws you in from page 1, is difficult to leave but can be dipped into at any random page selected. Another triumph! Colin Stopher (62-65).
away by the quality and the sheer quantity of detail and attention, on
which you have so clearly lavished so much time and effort.Your
remarkable book is a triumph.
John Bligh (66-69).
- It's brilliant. Wasp Cartwright(69-71).
- Enjoyed the book no end. Phil Neal (61-64).
painstaking selection of photographs likely to correct illusions as
well as refresh memories. Like Alfie’s earlier faithful history, this
pictorial saga might enable differing generations of cadets to
perceptions of differing chapters in the changing history of an incomparable ship. David Andrews-Brown. (52-53).
Three print runs have sold out and there are no copies currently available
but if you email your interest to Alfie he'll add you to the back
orders list. It may take a while to get enough orders to make a print
run cost effective.
are £25 per copy plus P&P (Spring 2021) of: UK £3.50, Ireland £10.00, Europe
£11.00, Bermuda £17.00, Australia/New Zealand £20.00, USA £21.50 and £17.00 everywhere
£5 from every purchase will be donated to the Conway Plas Newydd Memorial Fund.
To order email email@example.com, phone 07703599220
or write to A Windsor, 2 French Grass, Bradford on Avon, Wilts BA15 1DX