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.


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.


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.


‘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.