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Crew of Barabel, 1954
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Crew of Barabel, 1954

The crew of the yacht "Barabel" year 1954 22 feet class race. Cup won 3 times. "Round Shapinsay Race". Cup won outright. Errol Bruce Challenge Cup for "Deep Water Sailing" won once.
crew from the back left:Arther Findlayson, Phil Brough. front row from left:brothers Archie and John Laughton
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Picture added on 31 March 2009
I remember Barabel laid up in the sheds at Hatston in the late 60s.
I was the butchers boy at Porky Hornes at the time and worked with an extremely pleasant and modest elderly gentleman called John. He told me Barabel was his. I never did believe him. Should I have?
Added by Brian Robertson on 29 October 2014
I mind John Laughton fine. He lived with his wife in a peedie house on Berstane Road. I used to pass his house several times a day. A fine gentleman.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 03 December 2017
Hello. My name is Marie I am researching my family history. I have an interest in Archie Laughton as I think he may be related to my family - Laughton. In the picture you mention Archie and John are brothers. I think Archie’s parents were William Laughton formerly of Lambholm and then FOVERAN Kirkwall and Margaret S Rendall. Is this the same Archie Laughton? I didn’t know he had a brother. I also wonder if there are still relatives of Arhie and John in Orkney? Would love to speak to any relatives. I am descended from William S Laughton of The Park, Holm. He was my ggrandfather. I know my family were The Laughton’s of Vigga and The Park. Mum tells me that we also had relatives on Lambholm. If anyone has any information about Archie and John I would be grateful. Thanks Marie
Added by Marie on 27 July 2021
Hello Marie.
I Have just started researching these Laughtons. I knew John quite well, but that was in the fifties. He is the son of William Lawson and Margaret Rendall. He is not a close relation:
Lots more work to do.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 18 February 2024
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