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An Apology

Dear All, Please bear with me while I struggle to recreate the site, along with the many of the hunred or so posts, which had been developed over about 10 years and was lost during the dispute about the ownership … Continue reading

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A Catch-up

Posted on 2nd October 2022 by Mr A Renwick; Catching up on the many moves we have made recently, well since early May this year as follows; Our regular annual visit to Blyth RNYC Marina and Blyth Tall Ship (BTS) … Continue reading

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The 1886 Bedford Lifeboat

Reposted on 10 December 2023 by moderator Posted on 2nd October 2022 by chockerblock We are happy to say that the full restoration of this historic pulling lifeboat is now complete and she was safely put into safe storage until … Continue reading

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Great Sailing

1st August 2020 Now that we are able to use our boats while observing socially secure ways. The past few weeks have given us an opportunity to do some sailing. Here is Royal Diadem 11 leaving the Tyne – this … Continue reading

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Our Facebook Account Has Been Deleted

It had not been deleted as the supposed former member has been accused of doing and it can be viewed at One will have to ask who Mr Renwick why and who he was falsely accusing of being a … Continue reading

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Relaxing of Covid19 Restrictions

13th July 2020 Recent announcements from central government regarding the relaxing of Covid19 restrictions had enabled the Trust to ask regular members to return for just two days a week, while observing social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of … Continue reading

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New Gates

23rd October 2019 Admin Leave a comment Sola Solve Marine helping us at NEMT with new gates Celebrating 2019 6th December 2019 Leave a comment After over fifteen years of planning and hard work from our volunteers and friends for … Continue reading

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Sovereign Repairs Continue

Posted on 2nd December 2010 An infestation of beetle grubs was found in the upper forward frames, decking and bow planking of Sovereign. Fred Crowell was able to remove the infected areas of timber and replace with new, a difficult task involving … Continue reading

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National Historic Ships supports Sovereign

Posted on 2nd November 2010 Repairs to the Sovereign have been given support by the National Historic Ships Committee who have awarded an emergency sustainability grant. This enabled Fred Crowell to start repairs to the seriously deteriorated hull. Once on … Continue reading

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Favourite Refurbished

Favourite has been in Fred Crowell’s boat shed for attention to a few defects and is back in prime condition, being launched again on 10th May. She has had attention to hull caulking, a damaged deck beam, a little new … Continue reading

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