My visit to the Hermina Wreck

September 20, 2009

Richard Hughes and his Diving Club  http://www.reddragondivers.org.uk invited me out to the wreck of the Hermina on Saturday 19th September at the lowest tide for the year.

After writing about the Hermina, I saw for the the first time the engine block that had been there for 89 years [1920].

It was above the water and in the exact position indicated in the book [page 26 – Hermina – the morning after]

We were joined by Mike and Jackie Williamson who were moored nearby and used their tender to ferry me around the engine. http://www.wordaid.co.uk/

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My trip on the Blue Peter Lifeboat

September 20, 2009

Charterhouse returns Committee members Coxswain Paul Butler and ‘Doc’ Davies arranged a trip out in Fishguard Bay for me on Wednesday. It was a practice night and was very interesting as one of the female crew members was being assessed for her ability at the helm and at the emergency rudder control. She was impressive!.

I managed to survive 90 minutes [on board] in a less than calm sea!

Within three months I now have been to sea [and at the wheel] on the Charterhouse and Blue Peter!

Thank you.

A special ‘Thank you’ to the TV programme Blue Peter and all the children who raised funds for Fishguard’s Lifeboat named after the programme!

Thanks to Johnny Morris for photos.

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Old Carthusians Visit Charterhouse

September 13, 2009

Two members of the Old Carthusians visited the Charterhouse Lifeboat on Thursday.

The arrived by train as their party of 1909 did!

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Chris Williams [Committee Member] – Tony Anstee [Old Carthusian] – Jeffrey Matthews [Old Carthusian] – Phil Rees [Committee Member] with the Needle Rock ‘dead astern’!!!!!!!!!

Holding camera – Phil Davies


Videos Available – Marian’s Last Trip

September 13, 2009

We have now uploaded videos filmed during the last trip of the Marian prior to being transported (by road) to Goodwick.

The videos are available on our YouTube channel and are also embedded here.


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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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.