Welcome to the Summer Newsletter

This newsletter contains so much stuff, it'll require more than one sentence to summarise it. We have a report of our Summer Reception, Endeavour's contribution to the Jubilee Weekend, and an announcement of a fund-raising quiz night. There's a long overdue story about a lovely civic recognition for our Chair, David Norman, plus news of some engine problems (boo!) and some lovely pictures from 4th/6th Leigh cubs.

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Summer Reception a Great Success!

Building on previous years’ events, the Endeavour Summer Reception at Osbourne’s in Leigh Old Town was another resounding success, building on previous year’s events.  Over 50 of us were treated to an excellent seafood dinner from Jason and our brilliant hosts at Osborne’s.  

Platinum Jubilee Cruises

Endeavour was busy over the Jubilee weekend, taking members from Bell Wharf to Southend Pier on the afternoon tide. Rob Everitt was there to greet them, and pass them into the capable hands of Andy Wood, Alan Barttram and Chris Burls on board Endeavour.

Quiz Night at the Hatch

John Pearman and Mark Burns are to hold a quiz night on Friday, August 5th at The Hatch café in the Old Foundry, High Street, Old Leigh for Endeavour awareness and fundraising.

Trust Chairman Awarded Freedom of Southend-on-Sea

With apologies for late reporting, the Trust was delighted to learn at the start of the year that David Norman MBE, Chairman of the Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust was awarded the honorary freedom of Southend-on-Sea, an award - which requires an unanimous decision from the entire council - made to exceptional individuals who have performed eminent services on behalf of their communities.

New Storage Space Sourced

For many years, we were graciously allowed to store our stall, gazebo and sale items - mugs, clothing, tea towels, cards etc (see our shop for details!) - in the garage of John Hill.

Engine Troubles

 In March 2005, two diesel tanks were fitted to Endeavour, one on either side of the boat, and then her engine was fitted. This was less than two months before Endeavour made her first return to Dunkirk since the Evacuation in 1940, so it’s no exaggeration to say that things went right down to the wire in terms of getting her fitted out!

Thanks from 4th/6th Leigh Cubs

After a couple of early July trips on Endeavour along the foreshore from Bell Wharf towards the pier, we were delighted to receive some drawings from 4th/6th Leigh cubs to thank us. 


Changes to Endeavour's Trustees

Following a number of recent deaths and departures, the Trust has reviewed its governance arrangements and is delighted to announce that Peter Wexham has taken up the role of Trustee Chair and Fraser Marshall, who is responsible for our newletters, social media and website has accepted an offer to become a trustee.