Return Photographs Added

June 28, 2009

Larger size photographs of the Charterhouse’s return have been added to the main website.

Please       click this link to view.


‘The Return’ Page Added

June 27, 2009

A new page has been added to view the Return of the Charterhouse on 23rd & 24th June 2009

https://charterhousereturns.wordpress.com/the-return/


The Guest of Honour

June 24, 2009

The ‘guest of honour’ was the granddaughter of Tom Perkins [Bronze Medal for the Hermina rescue] who brought her family’s treasured medal and certificates.

Rhian Peters [nee Perkins] originally from High Street, Fishguard brought the most interesting photographs, certificates and the Bronze Medal from the Hermina rescue of 1920.

Thank you Rhian for attending and for the donation to the Charterhouse Returns  Restoration Fund.

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View the photographs here:-

https://charterhousereturns.wordpress.com/the-return/


Charterhouse Arrives!

June 24, 2009

At 10am precicely Paul Morgan with his family and staff arrived with the Charterhouse.

A party of local councillors, including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Charterhouse Returns committee members, Lifeboat Crew, Local Sponsors, local interested parties and the Press were present.

The ‘guest of honour’ was the grand-daughter of Tom Perkins [Bronze Medal for the Hermina rescue] who brought her family’s treasured medals and certificates.

During the procedure the Lomas Family made contact speaking to The Mayor and Phil Davies.

Special thanks:-

To Paul for his involvement in the transportation.

To Ian Davies and his STENA staff for the crane and their involvement.

To Mike Iles for the movement of the Charterhouse to its temporary berth.

And all personnel helping the procedure including Phil Rees, Steve Done and Billy Davies.

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View the photographs here:-

https://charterhousereturns.wordpress.com/the-return/


John Duncan

June 23, 2009

During the visit to Porth Penrhyn I was speaking to John Duncan.

His boat is the John Taylor Cardwell [Arklow Lifeboat 1914 – No. 642]

He donated his original ‘engine cover/box’  to us.

Thank you.

N.B. Photograph of 642, to follow.


Time for arrival.

June 23, 2009
The Charterhouse returns to
Fishguard Harbour
at 10am tomorrow 24th June.
[Near the Blue Peter RNLI Lifeboat]


Thanks to Ian Davies [STENA] for his support.

Thanks to Paul Morgan and his staff  for their help in transporting the Charterhouse.

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Thanks to Scott Metcalfe and his staff for the ‘Lifting’

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Loading The Marian On To The Transport

June 23, 2009

At 13:00 hrs we started to lift the Marion out of the water

[12.5 tons -40-ft long]

Two members of the Charterhouse Returns committee travelled to Porth Penrhyn for the occasion. Mike Iles and Bob Wheatley with their wives.

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View the photographs here:-

https://charterhousereturns.wordpress.com/the-return/


Marian’s Last Trip

June 23, 2009

On Tuesday 23rd June 2009 the Lomas Family[Neil, Anne and Judith] took the ‘Marian’ to sea for the last trip.

I was extremely honoured to share this moment with them.

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View the photographs here:-

https://charterhousereturns.wordpress.com/the-return/


Hermina Details

June 20, 2009

Charterhouse was involved in the rescue of the crew of the Hermina:-

Name: HERMINA

Type: Cargo ship [auxiliary 3-masted schooner]

Date of completion: 10.1917

Flag: NLD

Tons: 351

Builder: Bodewes, G.& H

Owner as Completed: N.V.Vrachtvaart Maats Neerlandia, Rotterdam

Wrecked Needles Rock, Fishguard Bay 4.12.1920

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Look at Hermina at the bottom of Needle Rock



Family of W. Devereux make contact.

June 19, 2009

Mary Louise Pearce and Stewart J. Nolan have made contact today regarding their great grandfather, W. Devereux who was a member of the famous 1920 Hermina rescue.

W. Devereux was on the Irish Ferry S.S. St. Patrick, alongside the quay, when the Chaterhouse was called out.

He was a native of Wexford.

The contact with this family [only the second family in contact with me – Tom Perkins’ family was the initial contact] is in its early stages so I hope they will supply us with more details, either through emails or in the ‘Blog’!