Neil and Anne Lomas visit Fishguard

October 14, 2009

On the 12th October Neil and Anne visited the Charterhouse Returns Committee at The Pendre Inn.

The Charterhouse original wheel, original Jib [sail] and the original ON 563 brass plate was presented to Richard Davies [Chairman].

Phil Davies presented Neil and Anne with a Special Limited Edition book on the Charterhouse [only 5 copies published]

The following morning they were guests at the Fishguard Lifeboat Station where Steve Done, Philip Rees, David Davies and Coxswain Paul Butler showed the new station and took them on board Blue Peter!

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Photo by Johnny Morris

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Photo by Johnny Morris

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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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Engine 3

Flywheel+Eng

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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


‘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/


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/


Return Date – 23rd June 2009

June 4, 2009

The return of the Charterhouse

is scheduled for 23rd June.

The lorry from Paul Morgan

will be picking up the Charterhouse

at 13:00hrs.