Season’s Greetings – A Christmas Tree Display

This Year’s Christmas Tree displays in the St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark town center are well worth the visit, especially to see our own tree so capably assembled by Margi. LTXMAS141Once again the Church has opened it’s facilities to all charities and organisations both business and pleasure,and a wander around will add to the Christmas spirit.LTXMAS146 Our own display centers around our activity this year, which has been the complete refurbishment of the hull, also referred to as “the bottom”. This is also a big  thank you to all the persons involved and of course our kind benefactors who have made this all possible to date. Our compliments of the season and best wishes for 2015, we look forward to a successful New Year with your continued support and a return to the water and our other “normal” activities!

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A laid back Father Christmas!

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Sad Farewells at the AGM

In Festive Season mode

In Festive Season mode

Seas Shanty Evening - head pirate

Seas Shanty Evening – head pirate

Les, Hester and Margi

Les, Hester and Margi

At the well attended AGM held on 1st November 2014 we bid a sad farewell to Hester who has so capably led us as Chairman for the last three years. Hester’s commitment, dedication and motivation was acknowledged in the achievements we have made whilst Hester has been at the helm by project chairman Les Reid and all members of the Committee and Trustees. We welcome new Chairman Barry Thomson and look forward to a successful and happy association going forward. Herein a few photo momentos of Hester.

AGM Reminder

White House

White House

All members please make every effort to attend the AGM of which due notice has been given, but as a reminder the date is Saturday 1st November at 1.00 p.m. and the venue is the warehouse at the White House. Directions are access Mill Gate Lane from the B6166 and take the first turning left, at the White House, and proceed through the gate on left of picture to the venue. We hope to see everyone there!

An Evening of No Ums but plenty of Rrrrr’s

Another highly enjoyable evening’s entertainment was had by all and the venue was fantastic too!

A Rousing Evening’s Entertainment in the Making – Our Sea Shanty evening Friday 19 September 2014

Poster 2014You don’t want to miss this this one! If last year’s sell-out is anything to go by this year’s Sea Shanty Evening is looking bigger and better by the day! Our lead shanty singer Liam Robinson is depicted in the image below from last year, and we look forward to his rousing leadership again this year.

For more information on Liam and his activities please click on the link 

http://www.minimorris.co.uk/education/

 
Liam Robinson in Action

 

Cancellation of Open Day 3rd August 2014

We regret the late notification that our open day planned for Sunday, 3rd August 2014 has had to be cancelled through unforseen delays in completion of repairs to the Leicester Trader’s hull. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will advise once the Leicester Trader is returned to the water and her berth as to when the open days will resume

Progress Report Monday 18th May

The repair works continue as can be seen from the images below, with the next stage of painting the hull before returning Leicester Trader to the water, hopefully to participate in fine fettle at the Newark Festival mid June. The images show Les at work from the inside, Les taking time out to catch up and chat on progress and Les and James reviewing the day’s work.

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Transport and Trade on the Trent since 1850

12 months of research concluded on 26th April 2014 at North Muskham Rural Community Centre with an afternoon of talks and discussion to consider how best to make the results available – talks by those who have undertaken the work, Philip Riden, Hywel Maslen and Wendy Freer – and discussion on material to be included in a book on the Trent in this period. A more detailed invitation and guide is available, please click here to access, or go to our events page to view.

Thank you to all the participants who made this such an informative and useful day, in particular Philip Riden, Hywel Maslen and the team of Nottingham University in conjuction with

 

The Sparks are still Flying at the Yard

FP12.04.145Progress on the hull has been good, as evidenced by the photos. The steel plate has been acquired and is on hand for fitting during the week/s ahead. Any able bodied welders would still be very welcome to lend a hand, please see the previous post for Les’s contact details and the site location. Some of the additional/replacement anodes have been fitted, and we are grateful to Les and his team who have brought the work to the stage it is at so far – I know Les’s reaction will be “there’s a way to go yet!”