Elmy update for weekending September 26th
This week we
had the official launch of our project. This was
held at New Seaham Conservative Club, Station Road.
The event was well attended and included members of
local emergency services, youth groups, schools and
local parish councils. Mr D. Glover read a message
from our Hon President Lord Londonderry. Speakers
being the Mayor of Seaham Mrs J. Bell, Mr D. Guy,
Hon. Vice President of the project, Mr B. Myers
Chairman Durham County Council, Mr J. Cummins MP,
Mr. P. Maddison of the City Of Adelaide group
Sunderland. Mr F Crowell boat builder and Mr. B.
Scollen of the group.
We have this
week received a full General Arrangement Drawing of
the boat; this will greatly assist the boat builder
and us. We have also had donated the plaque which
was on the whale back of the George Elmy before the
disaster. A full condition report from Mr. Fred
Crowell with costing for the restoration.
Donations this week,
donation by a local businessman £4,500,
The Chairman of
Murton Parish council Mrs J. Maitland £100
a member of City of
Adelaide Group £200,
Mr. Bob Williams of
Tracy Unwin £10
Jean Armfield £20.
Thank you one and all.
George Elmy update for
September 5th 2009
Update for George Elmy Restoration Project
I am delighted to inform you that Lord Londonderry,
the 9th Marquis of Londonderry has agreed to be our
Hon. President. While being unable to attend all
meetings I am sure he will be with us in mind. He
remembers the naming ceremony by his mother very
well. He has also sent a very generous donation for
which we are grateful.
Mr. David Guy,
President of the Durham Miners Association has also
agreed to be one of our Hon. Vice Presidents.
All of the primary schools in Seaham have been
visited, they have been asked to back our project,
all have given their full support. The interest
shown at all schools confirms the need for this
The running total of names for our petition of
support are well in excess of 500.
The running total for monies, excluding the purchase
price of the boat now stands at over £2000, this
means that since the 15th May 2009 we have raised
over £4000. Many thanks to all who have donated.
On Tuesday 22nd September 2009 at New Seaham Cons.
Club, we will have the launch of the George Elmy
Restoration Project. Representatives of all local
emergency service will be in attendance also members
of County and Local Councils.
This event starts at 7-30pm, where there will be
displays of images of lifeboats, also memorabilia
from past boats.