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WINIFRED BROWN: Britain's Adventure Girl No. 1
Geoff Meggitt

Born in Sale in Cheshire in 1899, the wayward daughter of a well-off Manchester butcher, Win Brown became an outstanding sportswoman and aviator. She played hockey and ice hockey (although she could hardly skate) for England and was a low handicap golfer. She took up flying and, in 1930, she was the first (and last) woman to win the prestigious King’s Cup Air Race around England. By now a national celebrity....More

DUFFERS ON THE DEEP Winifred Brown

A re-publishing of Winifred's classic account of her voyages with Ron Adams to Norway and Spitsbergen just before the Second World War. More...

TAMING THE RAYS Geoff Meggitt

The explosive and sometimes reckless exploitation of Rontgen and Becquerel's discoveries produced medical technologies that dramatically added to the diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to physicians. But the consequences for some of the pioneers were dreadful and it took decades to understand and control them. Later, the exploitation of discoveries of nuclear physics led, from the 1940s, to nuclear weapons and nuclear power with overwhelming potential for harm.… More

ABAFT TO ZEITGEIST Bill Winlove

This is primarily a book for intermediate cruising sailors. That is to say sailors who already know that the front of a boat is called the bow and the back is the stern but are still slightly unsure, under duress, which side is port and which starboard. You may not mind broadcasting this by wearing those shoes with red on the left one and green on the right or having different coloured jib sheets on either side. However, you probably recognise that you must move on and, if so, this is just the book for you...More

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE
MANCHESTER CRUISING ASSOCIATION
Roger Cleland

The history of the MCA, written for its members. Available to others at £5.00 + £2.00 p&p. Contact mancasecretary@gmail.com

THE RAWNIE'S DANCE and other poems

A collection of poems produced for private circulation. 70pp with photographs

YELLOW WATERS  - AN AMAZON ADVENTURE Winifred Brown

Winifred takes a holiday from flying and goes up the Amazon with her mother and companion Ron Adams in 1933. .

A comfortable ocean cruise turns into an adventure on a river boat through a war zone and then a paddle in a canoe through dense and dangerous jungle. Previously unpublished, a gem of its time in Win’s inimitable style.  More…

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A HISTORY OF THE TOPPER DINGHY AND ITS CLASS ASSOCIATION
Roger Cleland

The story of this every-popular dinghy. More…