Barnacle Bill Story

The mystery began on Saturday 20th July …

Has anyone seen Barnacle Bill?  He’s not been heard from since Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  No one has seen him on ‘Herne Bay’s Heritage Trail’ either, it’s a real mystery

Mind you, we heard through the grapevine that he was seen messing around with some old diving gear.  Is this Bill? Perhaps he’s gone diving for treasure?  Doubt he’ll find much, other than a few old munitions and shell cases off our coast!

Barnacle Bill?

Barnacle Bill?

Oh that reminds me … there was a large explosion in Herne Bay last week, apparently a Second World War parachute mine was caught in a fisherman’s net.  The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit blew it up, with plumes of water rising more than 5 metres in the air. Was Barnacle Bill caught up in the blast?!

Herne Bay Bomb Explosion

Herne Bay Bomb Explosion

No, on second thoughts that was last Thursday.  Oh well, guess we’ll hear sooner or later… Hopefully a terrible catastrophe hasn’t befallen our Bill …

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Those old diving suits are dodgy, drownd – Grant

Those Reculver Towers are right near the edge, I hope he didn’t get too close! – Sandy

He’s run off with a Fisher Woman – Brenda

I was last person to see him on my show! – Kevin ‘Cafe’ White

Maybe he got hit by one of those bouncing bomb, mind you it’s been a while since Baaaaaaarns Wallace fired one of them in the area

Perhaps he’s gone shopping in that diving suit. I’m sure I saw a bag like that somewhere? (New Whitstable Chamber of Commerce)

 Barnacle Bill Latest – Bubbles!

Bubbles from Bill?

Bubbles from Bill?

I saw these bubbles off Long Rock, did Bill cause the  problem at ‘The Brook’ see What’s that Pong – Philip

Barnacle Bill Latest – Clothes!

Bills Jacket!

Bills Jacket!

During Wednesday’s Home Run, a startled swimmer found a Sou’wester and fleece that we believe belong to salty sea-dog Barnacle Bill.  They were washed up by Whitstable Harbour, fuelling concerns that the Herne Bay legend could be lost to the sea he so loved

Many of you have now joined the search for Barnacle Bill

Think we might need to contact M9 and get John Drake on the case. Anyone heard any random playing’s of the Blue Danube or seen the silhouette of a submarine! – Dean Arney

Was it you Bill, steering the Astrid around the Soveriegn Islands, I told you that you didnt know your port from starboard…or your a… from your e…lol

Shopped Barnacle

Shopped Barnacle

Snapped in Whitstable, High Street could it be, no as confirmed by the owner his fate remains unknown

Reports that the old chap was at sea over the weekend apparently in a Kayak …

… listen to the closedown 2013 in the Catch up Player for the full story

Thursday 22nd August 2013 a sharp eyed photographer snapped this picture …

Bill Spied?

Bill Spied?

… could it be that Barnacle Bill has returned from the Canary Islands? 

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