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.

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‘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/


Marian’s Last Trip

June 23, 2009

On Tuesday 23rd June 2009 the Lomas Family[Neil, Anne and Judith] took the ‘Marian’ to sea for the last trip.

I was extremely honoured to share this moment with them.

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View the photographs here:-

https://charterhousereturns.wordpress.com/the-return/


Cemaes Classic Lifeboat

April 24, 2009

Neil Lomas phoned this morning and told me to look at www.CemaesClassicLifeboat.co.uk

  • Watson Type 38ft. 12 oarsmen, Cox., Bowman (non self righting).
  • It was built in 1907 by Thames Ironworks.
  • It was the same boat builder as the Charterhouse, but two years earlier.

I read through the webpage and put an immediate link on our website!

Tonight I had a call from David Williams [Liaison Officer] of the Cemaes Classic Lifeboat.

Somehow the County Echo had travelled all the way north to Cemaes!

He wants to invite members up to Anglesey for their ‘big day’!

He could not believe that six of us were so close on Wednesday.

Read all about it on their website.

Two contacts in one day about the same project!


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!]


Our first visit to the Marian (Charterhouse)

April 19, 2009

As a result of a meeting called by Phil Rees at the Pendre Inn in January 2009 it was descided to send two members to Bangor to renew Fishguard & Goodwick’s contact with the Charterhouse!

John Butler [father of the RNLI Coxswain Paul Butler] and myself [Phil Davies]

After 4 hours of driving, in fog most of the time, we arrived alongside the Charterhouse [sorry Marian]  at midday.

The weather was equal to the summers we don’t seem to have! The tide was full and the water calm as can be seen in the photographs on the main pages.

Waiting for us were three generations of the Lomas family – Neil and his wife Anne, his daughter Judith Lomas Taylor, and his two grandchildren Ruby and Dougie.

John spent his time evaluating the technical aspects of the Marian while I was taking photographs of  more general views.

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img_11901 The bridge/cockpit.

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As Marian was afloat we visited the  ‘sister ship’ on the quay nearby, to view the position of the ‘prop’.

After a two hour stay, we returned to Fishguard, and reported our ‘survey’ to the whole of the Fishguard lifeboat crew in their weekly ‘tutorial’ at The Ship Inn at Lower Town.