Happy Christmas from the Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust

With our thanks to Leigh Marina for the facility and to Allan Barttram and the three other volunteers that did the work, Endeavour is now tucked up for the winter with a lift out planned for March.

Season’s greetings to all our members!

The Endeavour Committee

Endeavour Instagram

It was the Trust’s AGM last night, and a very decent turnout of members, supporters and volunteers enjoyed a review of the Trust’s year on shore, off shore and online courtesy of trustees and committee members.

One item about our website and social media led to an offer from Andrew Millham to set up an Endeavour Trust Instagram account.

AGM 2022 Documents

 Please find below a link to a folder with the documents from the 2022 AGM.


In the folder are the following; AGM 2022 Agenda,  Chair’s Remarks, AGM 2021 minutes - which received approval - Annual Accounts 2020/21 - also approved - and two reports relating to Endeavour’s year onshore and off. 

Back in the Marina

On Monday 24th October, a crack team of Allan Barttram, Chris Burls and Andy Lewis moved Endeavour into her more protected winter berth at Leigh Marina

The Marina have given her pride of place, on a pontoon berth. This was noted with much thanks, as it makes it much easier for some of our more senior volunteers to get on and off board!

Endeavour will remain at the Marina over winter allowing us to carry out essential maintenance to get her ready for next year. We would love to hear from anyone that would be interested in assisting with volunteering; do drop us a line by contacting membership secretary Chris Burls on 01702 553274 or droggy39@gmail.com.

Welcome to the Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to an issue of the newsletter that could have been half as big again! In fact, due to the additional space that the website gives us, we've expanded a few of our stories to give more photos and more information than we had room for in the printed version.

We were lucky enough to host both our MP and Southend's major on a recent trip. You can read all about it and see a short film we compiled. We have an extended version of a report about a model of Endeavour that two enthusiasts put together. Endeavour flew the red ensign at half mast during the Queen's funeral. We have details of the annual dinner, the AGM, and a report on the pub sign that features a certain boat plus more.

Please drop us a line if you have any comments, or post a message on our Facebook page

An MP, Mayor & Macebearer Go Motoring

As part of the Trust’s commitment to giving Endeavour a more prominent profile in the local area, we were delighted to take out some distinguished guests for a return trip to the pier on Friday 27 August. We were very lucky to have ideal conditions.

A Model Subject


In September, we received an email from Jimmy Waters containing some photos of Endeavour at Maldon. We posted the picture above on our Facebook page and it duly got loads of likes.

In the comments, we posted a further two pictures and said, "If you look a little closer, you might realise - if you hadn’t already - things aren’t quite what they seem!" This was because the boat hasn’t been to
Maldon recently, and as you will see from the other shots on this page, it was actually a beautiful scale model made by Barbara and Jimmy Waters.

RIP Your Majesty

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Endeavour displayed the red ensign at half mast for the day of her funeral, 19th September.

Annual Dinner 2022

 We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Dinner to benefit the Trust is set to be our best yet!  John Pearman and Mark Burns, who were responsible for the recent quiz night at The Hatch (see back page) have pulled out all the stops for this year’s event.