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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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Beaucette Marina’s History

Guernsey quarries

The Royal Engineers creating Beaucette Marina from Beaucette quarry.Picture taken 4 September 1968 click to enlarge

In the 19th century, quarrying was Guernsey’s major industry with 268 quarries being actively worked. Many were hundreds of feet deep and most of the extracted granite was crushed and transported by ship for making roads …

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