Another Restricted Class, built by Williams
& Son who's yard was alongside the
RMYC, is depicted in a magnificent oil painting commissioned
by the Nesbitt brothers,
who owned her from 1921 - 1959 which still takes pride
of place on the wall alongside the bar
in the clubhouse.
Mersey Maritime Museum has a scale model on display
of Manfanwy (Bach) which was made in 1924 by J P Kirkpatrick
with the Nesbitts), renovated
in 1934 by G R Radcliffe of the West Cheshire Sailing
Club. And subsequently donated by R D Nesbitt to Liverpool
1936. Believed to be the only model ever completed of
a Restricted Class boat. It was saved at the last moment
from the fires caused during the May Blitz 1941 by Mr
Leonard Scarth, Museum security staff member.
From insurance notes in my archives I have been able
to ascertain that Manfanwy Bach was thought to be ashore
under renovation in 1979. Her
are currently unknown.
Model in Mersey Maritime Museum