A Recipe for Success

Back in early November, we were delighted to be able to meet famous chef Michel Roux Jr, who was filming a section for his show, Roux Down The River, for the Food Network channel.

The original plan involved Michel taking a trip out on Endeavour with a crew including Alan Barttram and Chris Burls and learning about the Leigh boats at Dunkirk.

A Fish(ing boat) Out of Water

Endeavour came out of the water for her annual maintenance on 26th February.

Floated into the cradle at Leigh Marina, she was winched out of the briny where many weeks of hard graft await her.

The first job was to pressure wash the bottom and remove a year’s worth of Leigh mud and algae.

Old Leigh Shanty Festival Announced

Old Leigh Shanty Festival 2023 - who will we attract this year?
Old Leigh Shanty Festival 2023 - who will we attract this year?

This year’s Old Leigh Shanty Festival, organised by our good friends, the Leigh Lions, will run from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May.

On May 17, the Crooked Billet will host a ‘sing-around’ session. On the Saturday, around 15 crews will perform all over Old Leigh. On Sunday, May 19, more shanty crews and folk musicians will perform. All of the musicians give up their time for free to raise funds.

Schedule of Activities 2024 — Book a Trip on Endeavour

The new Schedule of Activities for 2024 has been uploaded to the Endeavour website on the Trips on Endeavour page. We'd love to print it in the newsletter, but we'd have no room for anything else if we did! If you are unable to access an online copy, please let Chris Burls (01702 553274) know, and we'll arrange for a hard copy to be delivered.

The Schedule of Activities lists all of the potential dates when tides mean Endeavour could possibly make an excursion, plus lists existing commitments including - amongst others - the Classic Boat Show at St Kats, the ADLS Commemorative Cruise and the Old Leigh Shanty Festival.

Summer Reception Announced

The date for this year’s Summer Reception has been announced as Friday, the 14th of June. We’re delighted to once more to be able to host the event at Osborne 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 Osborne’s fine seafood.