Many Thanks and Congratulations

John Milgate being interviewed by BBC Essex in the early days;
“Yes it is possible”
Two worthy individuals have been honoured by the Trust - John Milgate and Finlay Marshall.

John is one the country's leading experts in boat restoration, and we invited him to view Endeavour on her return to Leigh, and advise on how to proceed. He not only suggested ways to 'hold her together' prior to reconstruction, but also found a place to carry out the work, and who best to do it. So Endeavour was moved to Great Totham where the site owner Rupert Marks made amazing facilities available, and Brian Kennell and Shaun White were able to do the extremely skilled work. John continued to advise as work progressed and we are delighted he has accepted our invitation to become a Vice President.

Finlay, tea in hand, poses for the camera en route to St Katherine Docks
Once Endeavour returned to Leigh there has always been one volunteer ready to do anything necessary – Finlay Marshall. He cleared the boat of the rubbish collected over many years in the Kent boatyard, has crewed the boat, heaved and hauled – and even made the tea! A most reliable member of the Management Committee, we are pleased to welcome him as a Trustee – well deserved.

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