Summer Reception

Our first summer reception proved an enjoyable evening with splendid weather helping everything to go to plan on board the Wilton, home of the Essex Yacht Club. Eighty-five members and guests exchanged stories and took the opportunity to talk to officers and committee members and as Paul had brought Endeavour alongside, many went aboard to see at first hand all the facilities on offer!
We welcomed Dave Allen who had contacted us a few weeks before. Dave will not mind us reporting that he is 83 years young and has fond memories crewing on Endeavour for Harry Robinson at the end of the war when she was fishing under sail for shrimp. 

He recalls Harry's nickname, 'Fatten', and brought along a photograph of Harry taken in Buntingford, Herts. in about 1942. Harry, of course, owned Endeavour in 1940.

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