Thanks to all participants and visitors who came along to celebrate the sound boat installation at the John Pounds Centre. It was touching to see people from different groups react to their contribution to the sound piece and listen to the work as a whole. Much cackling was had!
 After some deliberation over the suggestions for the name of our boat...we have gone with...The Mudlark! A  tribute to the former mudlarkers (Brenda, June, June, Avril, Pat and Rita) who told us their stories of this truly Portsea phenomenon. Someone suggested the our boat looked as if it was rising up from the mud so we hope the name fits. 
 Particular thanks also to Pierre and Tina who gave up so much of their time to sing some shanties with us and write down their reminiscences of Portsmouth. We loved watching your reactions as you listened. 
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