Registered Charity No – 1135295
The coast of the North East of England from Berwick in the north to Whitby and beyond in the south, has an extremely rich maritime, historic and cultural heritage. From the age of sail and right up to the 1980’s it was one of the principal shipbuilding areas in the UK, a main source of employment for seafarers and fishermen and a way of life for communities steeped in every type of maritime craft and enterprise.
The NE Maritime Trust was formed to make a positive contribution to the renewal of interest in traditional seagoing activities in the region with the main emphasis is on the care, maintenance and restoration of wooden vessels.
Soon after the Trust was established as a charity it was suggested that, “that if they did not have a “ghost trust” to protect heritage assets, it should endeavour to align with one” and some of the members of NEMT formed Northumbria Fishing Heritage Trust, the aims and objectives of both trusts being the same.
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