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.

If possible, please pay for your ticket by bank transfer to the following details:

Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust    40-28-11    41397990  

 With the reference: Social + [your surname] (e.g. "Social Johnson" etc)

or you can pay on the night using the Trust's Card Reader.  Whichever method of payment you prefer, to secure your place, contact either Cameron - 07711 847898 or Chris - 07909 189746 and let them know along with the dining preferences of each attendee.

We need to know meal preferences for the caterers, so please let us know ASAP.

As usual, Endeavour will be moored close by, so please join us for a great event!

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!!)

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) gives the following definition of the role of the treasure:

Generally the treasurer helps trustees carry out their financial responsibilities. They might do this by:

  • presenting financial reports to the board in a format that helps the board understand the charity’s financial position
  • advising the board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities
  • working with professional advisors
  • overseeing the preparation and scrutiny of annual accounts
  • (in small charities) taking on some or all day to day financial duties, such as book-keeping, budgeting and preparation of reports.
Rob can offer guidance, support and training as necessary.  

So, if this role of interest to you, or if you’d like further information, perhaps you could contact Rob in the first instance for a chat, or maybe meet up for a coffee?

Rob’s email is [Redacted] and phone number is [Redacted].

In the meantime, we would like to thank Rob for all of his considerable time and effort on behalf of the Trust over the past few years. He has been a very valued member of the team and will be much missed as he steps back.

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

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.