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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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.

img_1202The three generations.

img_11771The  engine

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.