Philip Davies: July 1943 – August 2010

January 14, 2012

Mr Philip Davies, passed away in August 2010 due to the effects of Motor Neurone Disease which he had been diagnosed with during the previous year.

Phil had devoted his time and energy to researching the Charterhouse and working for its return to Fishguard and Goodwick.  Phil created this blog and the CharterhouseReturns.com website to detail the history of the boat and to act as a record of its return.  He thoroughly enjoyed this activity and fortunately lived to proudly see the Charterhouse return ‘home’ to  Fishguard harbour.

Working with like-minded members of Fishguard and Goodwick, a committee was formed to bring the Charterhouse home and to ensure its restoration.  The committee continue their hard work on the restoration project: keep track of this over at www.CharterhouseReturns.co.uk (please support them if you can with your time or sponsorship!).

CharterhouseReturns.com, and this blog, shall remain online  as a record of the Charterhouse, its history and its eventual return to Fishguard and Goodwick.

This entry posted by David Davies, son of Mr Philip Davies.
(January 2012)

Philip Davies (right) at the wheel of the Charterhouse with the then owner Mr Lomas.

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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.


Our second visit to the Marian (Charterhouse)

April 23, 2009

Six members of the Charterhouse Returns group travelled to Porth Penrhyn on Wednesdsay 22nd April.

Phil Davies, Phil Rees and Steve Done in one car and Richard Davies, Bob Wheatley and Mike Iles in the other car.

We left at 6:15am and arrived at the Marian at 9:30am and then we spent some 2.5 hours in the vicinity.

The Lomas Family, Neil, Anne, Judith, Ruby and Dougie arrived to show us their boat.

We inspected the Marian and a sister lifeboat as well as meeting Scott Metcalfe.  Scott has a engine-box for us to exchange and will be lifting the Marian onto the lorry for us.

The main purpose of the visit was to assess the possibility of a sea delivery or a road delivery!

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Here are some general photographs.

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The original wheel from the Charterhouse

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Phil Rees,  Bob Wheatley,  Richard Davies, Neil Lomas and Steve Done [Phil Davies behind camera!]


CharterhouseReturns Website Updated

April 19, 2009

As of today, Sunday the 19th of April 2009, the Charterhouse Returns website has been updated.

It now has information on the Charterhouse, photographs and updated contact details.  The site will evolve as time passes and we progress with the project.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

This blog will contain the latest news and photographs so keep an eye on these pages for the ‘hot off the press’ news.

Bookmark the website: www.CharterhouseReturns.com