Christmas 2023 Cards and Gifts

Hello Trust members and supporters – have you considered Endeavour merchandise for your Christmas presents?
The three cards below are high quality cards with sharp images and some history of the boat on the read (designs 1&2). They are 50 pence each, with an envelope and are available from Chris Burls. Please contact Chris with the number you'd like and he'll respond with details of how to purchase and postage rates: email Chris. Postage is free if local, or at standard rates if further afield.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3 (blank inside for your own message).

Also available are our hard-wearing Endeavour bags-for-life at just £5 and the ideal beverage receptacle, the Endeavour Mug - also £5. Please contact Chris with the number you'd like and he'll respond with details of how to purchase and postage rates: email Chris. Postage is free if local, or at standard rates if further afield.

Endeavour bag for life - £5

Endeavour Mug - £5


Laying Up Supper 2023 Full Details

This year's Laying Up Supper will be held at the Chalkwell Park Rooms on the evening of Friday 20th October. The Supper gives you and friends a chance to get together, meet committee members and discuss the future of the Trust.

Venue:                 Chalkwell Park Rooms.  SS0 8NB

Date:                    Friday 20th October 7pm for 7-30

Tickets:                £25 pp

Tragedy Strikes as Endeavour's Mast Breaks!

Don't panic! It's not quite as it seems!!

Members may recall that last October we carried a piece about the lovely radio-controlled model of Endeavour that had been put together by Jimmy and Barbara Waters. Jimmy just sent us an update about an incident that occurred recently. Over to Jimmy:

"We took our boats to Maldon for a sail this week. Poor Endeavour had a rough time though. Her rigging got into a bit of a twist in the wind, and the radio intermittently packed up, which sent her adrift and because of that she floated into the hands of some unaccompanied children who thought they'd help and push her back away from the edge by her mast!

Summer Reception 2023

The Hoy Shanty Crew at last year's event

This year’s Summer Reception will be held on Thursday 8th June, at Osbourne Bros on Billet Wharf.

The Summer Reception is renowned for being great fun and an opportunity to chat with Trust members over a glass while enjoying Osbourne’s fine seafood.

Tickets are £20 each with a choice of seafood platter or Fish & Chips.

New Treasurer Sought

UPDATE: A new Treasurer has been found!

Our current Treasurer, Rob Everitt, has decided that after a few years in the role, he intends to stand down – which makes an opportunity for somebody to come in and take over the Treasurer role. Rob says that now we've 'gone digital', the role is far more streamlined and less arduous than in previous times and it's now quite a smooth role (...and trips to the local HSBC bank in Leigh-on-Sea are a thing of the past!!)

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