News from Ivan Corlett for May 2015

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    11:11 27 May 2015
    By Ivan Corlett

    It may strike you that the crew members of Steam Yacht Gondola are unlikely to be at the forefront of modern fashion, but you’d be wrong.

    The style these days seems to be all about going retro and that’s exactly what the Gondola crew have done in putting together their new outfits.

    But they’ve not just gone back to the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, at least not the 1960’s, 70’s or 80’s. The new retro jerseys are based on the tops worn by the original Gondola crews back in the 19th Century.

    Below is a photo of some of the current crew modelling the new jerseys.

    Crew wearing the new jerseys

    Jack on the left is wearing one of the former tops as a comparison – he’s so last year!

    Hop on board soon and let us know what you think about our new look.

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Steam Yacht Gondola Crewman.

While working as a Fix The Fells volunteer on the upland paths, cold & soaked through, I saw the beautiful sight of Gondola way below on Coniston Water, so with a background of deep sea marine engineering and steam I thought that would be a nice, warm, dry place to be!

I applied to join the crew in 2008, got the job and have never looked back. I absolutely love it, but the real pleasure is meeting and talking to so many lovely people from all around the world.