Charterhouse moved to her permanent berth

July 31, 2009

Charterhouse was towed [by tractor] to her permanent berth next to the RNLI Fishguard Station on Thursday by Mike Iles and  Chris Williams of  Goodwick Marine http://www.goodwickmarine.co.uk/ and Phil Rees and myself. All four are members of the Charterhouse Returns Committee.

It is here that she will remain for restoration [with STENA’s compliments].
The position is 100 feet from her original [1909] lifeboat station and slipway. The harbour was extended in the intervening 100 years as a result the original slipway would be 100 feet from the sea.

All passengers on the Rosslare Ferry will be able to view it as they dock at Fishguard from the afterdeck of the ferry  or when leaving for Rosslare.

Charterhouse is so large that it can be seen from the Marine Walk at Fishguard!

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Phil Rees on board the Charterhouse with Needle Rock astern.
[Phil Rees in the cockpit gives an idea of the size of Charterhouse]

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Looking at the store-shed – on the position of the 1909 Lifeboat Station.

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The Fishguard Lifeboat Station with the Blue Peter Lifeboat and Charterhouse.

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The Rosslare Ferry gives a good view of the Charterhouse from the afterdeck.

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The Charterhouse and Fishguard Lifeboat Station alongside the quay and visiting craft.

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Film Crew at the Chartehouse Berth

July 5, 2009

On Friday morning a film crew arrived to film Rhian Peters for the welsh programme ‘Wedi Saith’ to be screened on Thursday 16th July at 19:00hrs.


They also visited Mair Hermina Havard [nee Morgan].

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Photo by Johnny Morris.

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Photos by Phil Davies


Photo by Johnny Morris

July 5, 2009

This is an interesting photo by Johnny Morris of Fishguard of the Charterhouse ‘flying’!

The stern rope is rather flimsy.

The Needle Rock is in view.

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