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On this Day 1980: Canoes in Colwick

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On this Day 1980: Canoes in Colwick

OTD, April 24th, 1980…

John Swallow reported from Colwick in Nottingham where two men from a canoe factory – Frank Rayner and Paul Rayner  – were going to teach Eskimos how to canoe.

In recent years the Eskimos had apparently lost the skill of canoeing – in 1979 the pair taught Eskimos how to build fibreglass canoes. In the report Frank and Paul demonstrate canoeing manoeuvres to John Swallow.

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