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Extracts from News Letter – June 16

RoyalDinFreds1
It is quite fitting to have the Royal Diadem II (the first boat we restored) to be the first boat in our new facility, which was previously Fred Crowell’s boat yard.

HFSrudderfitting1The new rudder has had a trial fit to check the alignment of the pintle (rudder stock)

Joanpainted1Restoration of the foy boat is nearing completion. After having knees, thwarts and seating made and fitted she is now getting a full paint job.

150 years of the SSVLB

09:00 Friday 20 May 2016, Vicky Newman of the Gazette wrote:

An exhibition tracking the 150-year history of a life-saving group will be unveiled this weekend.

Always Ready, an exhibition marking the anniversary of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB), goes on display on Saturday at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, in Ocean Road, where it will remain until September 17.
The brigade was formed in 1866, following a wreck that took 32 lives on the treacherous Black Middens.

NEMT & NFHT Boat Details

Home page in nemaritimetrust.co.uk/boats.

Name Built Reg Number Register
Favourite 1947 1050 National Historic Ships
Henry Frederick Swan 1917 2047 National Historic Ships
Rachel Douglas 1947 2296 National Historic Ships
Peggy 1924 2976 National Maritime Museum
Irene Patricia 1974 3006 National Maritime Museum
Golden Gleam 1948 2977 National Maritime Museum
Joan c.1920 2899 National Maritime Museum
Royal Diadem ll 1948 2327 National Maritime Museum
Spring Tide 1966 3004 National Maritime Museum
Orcadian 1908 3075 National Maritime Museum
Tyne 1833 1485 National Maritime Museum
Orcadian is a recent entry and is on our ‘associated with’ list

Detailed information on boats on the National Historic Ships Register at Greenwich can be accessed on nationalhistoricships.org.uk
Similarly – detailed information on all boats on the National Museum Small Boat Register can be accessed on nmmc.co.uk

 

Fred’s Shed

peggyinfreds
Has anyone has a picture of the shed without a boat in it?

Pleased to be able to confirm that NEMT has signed the lease for the boatyard next door (that used to be the premises of Fred Crowell, who has retired).
Once we get essential repairs done, it promises to be great asset, allowing us to bring boats up the slipway into the yard and increasing our capacity for workspace and restoration projects.

Dates for 2016

150yrs
Photo – SSVLB

April 2: Re-enactment of a rescue by breeches buoy at the south pier near the South Shields Voluntary Life Brigade. This will involve one of our fishing vessels acting as a wrecked ship from which the rescue will be carried-out. Visit SSVLB website.

 


May – July Talks by Tony Barrow and Kelso Yuill.
August Bank Holiday Newcastle Old Boats gathering at the NE1 pontoon.
September Boatyard Bistro
September Heritage Open Days 8 – 11th