150th year relaunch of Middlemarch submarine Platypus

Most people like to brag about their family car, boat or holiday home.

But Pete Sparrow is going one step further this week by showing off his "family submarine".

The 10m-long, iron-plate Platypus submarine is looking a little worse for wear and is no longer watertight, to be expected considering it is 150 years old.

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