Website of the Friends of the Jersey Maritime Museum

Association of Jersey Charities Number: 167

Maritime Jersey

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Forthcoming Events

Friday, 24 April

We will be holding our AGM. This will be followed by a film from Paul Mimmack’s collection about the Lighthouse service in the years following the Second World War followed, of course, refreshments.

 

Friday, 27 March

“Seaside Fashion”

Val Nelson, Registrar with Jersey Heritage not only has a comprehensive knowledge of the museum collections but she also has a great personal interest in the textile collection and fashion.  Val's talk will look at how the sea has influenced what we wear not only on the beach but also on the high street.

 

Friday, 27 February

Researching Jersey's merchant seamen who died in the Wars.

John Haley has been researching Jersey maritime subjects at the National Archive for many years. John's talk will take in the evidence he has uncovered for those Jersey merchant seamen who were lost during both World Wars.

 

2015

 

 

Friday, 25 April

We will be holding our AGM. This will be followed by a film from Doug Ford’s collection and, of course, refreshments.

 

Wednesday 2 April

Museum opens for the 2014 season.

 

Friday, 28 March

“The Port of London”

Barry Goldman, CBE, Harbour Master, Jersey Harbours, will give an insight into the work of the Port of London Vessel Traffic Services department. A team of 44 VTS personnel manage and oversee the safety of navigation in one of the largest and most diverse VTS areas in the UK covering an area of some 600 square miles of waterway spanning 95 miles from Teddington to the North Sea, on a 24/7 basis 365 days a year.

 

Friday, 28 February

The work of the Fire and Rescue Service ‘D’ Class Inshore lifeboats.

Jersey has had an inshore rescue facility since 1960 when the States of Jersey Fire Service bought their first Zodiac inflatable. Stationed at the Fire Station in St Helier it could be towed to any convenient launching site around the coast. Today that tradition continues with ALPHA and BRAVO, the two ‘D’ Class inshore craft, manned by Fire and Rescue duty personnel, taking part in search and rescue work whenever called upon.

 

 

2014

 

At the Committee meeting tonight (7 March) the dates for the autumn talks have been set Friday, 25 October and Friday, 29 November.  Speakers and subjects to be announced later.

 

Friday  26th April:

A.G.M. followed by a film from Doug’s collection

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

Official notice and details will be sent to all members nearer the time.

 

Friday 22nd March:

“Low Water Fishing: An Islander's Pursuit” – David Le Maistre

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

David Le Maistre will be talking about the subject of his 2011 book.

 

Friday 22nd February:  

"Jersey and the War of 1812" – Doug Ford

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

Doug will be looking at a little known aspect of the Napoleonic Wars and the islanders’ involvement.

 

Monday-Friday 13-17 February

Half term event at the Maritime Museum: Robinson Crusoe,

10-00 until 4:00pm. Come and get marooned with the team from the family events team for activities and cartoons.

 

2013

 

Thursday - Friday, 9th & 10th August

Battle of Flowers

The ex-RNLB Howard D was lifted out of the water on Wednesday, 7 August and given a good polish and scrub down ready to be taken around to the West Park end of the Battle of Flowers arena where she will be stationed to raise funds for one of this year's charities - the RNLI.  She will be there for both the day time and the moonlight parade before she is returned to La Collette on Saturday and then put back into the water on Monday.

 

Saturday-Monday, 5-7th May

2012 Barclays Jersey Boat Show

As part of theis year's boat show, Jersey Heritage will be hosting three talks by Will Stirling.  Will, a boat builder for 11 years, has spent the past five summers sailing and climbing in the Arctic and in 2011 was the skipper of the support boat for the pole expedition. His next planned expedition is to sail a replica of a ship’s boat from Darwin’s Beagle through the Magellan Straight and Tierra del Fuego in Chile. He is currently at the end of a two year project to build a 43 foot Gentleman’s cutter, which he designed and will launch in June 2012. He plans to sail it in the Panerai Classic Yacht Regatta in Cowes in July 2012.

 

The talks will be in the Jersey Museum between 3:00 and 4:00pm on each day of the show.

  • Saturday 5 May. Will talks about sailing a wooden boat to Nelsonoya, 500 miles from North Pole.  

  • Sunday 6 May. ill talks about building and sailing 'Alert' , a replica 1835 smuggling Luggar

  • Monday 7 May. Will talks about sailing a wooden boat to Nelsonoya, 500 miles from North Pole

 

Admission is free but ring Jersey Museum 633300 to reserve tickets.

 

Friday  20th April:

A.G.M.

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

This meeting will be more important than usual, as we will probably be making changes to the Friends Constitution. Official notice and details will be sent to all members nearer the time.

 

Friday 30th March:

65 years behind the Camera - Kevin Le Scelleur

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

An illustrated talk all packed into 60 minutes!, and its not all boats!

 

Friday 24th February:  

Liberated by Force 135 - The Naval Plan" - Mark Lamerton

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

Occupation historian Mark Lamerton will give an illustrated talk looking at the naval vessels involved in the liberation of Guernsey and Jersey on the 9th and 12th May 1945.

 

2012

 

Friday, 2 December

Channel islands Charts - Peter Luce

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

  

Friday , 28 October

George Henry Ingouville VC - Ned Malet de Carteret

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

George Henry Ingouville - a forgotten Jersey hero looks at the life of Jersey's first recipient of the Victoria Cross. 28 year old  Ingouville won his VC at Viborg in the Gulf of Finland during the Crimean War whilst serving on board HMS  Arrogant.

 

Friday 15th  April

Friends of the Maritime Museum AGM.  

This will be followed by a film from Doug Ford’s collection and, of course, refreshments.

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

 

Friday, 25 March 2011

Arklow Men and its Ships - Terry O’Connallain

Historically, the port of Arklow in County Wexford was a major seafaring town, with both the shipping and fishing industries using the port; shipbuilding was also  major industry here.  Today it is the headquarters of Arklow Shipping, the largest shipping company in Ireland.

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

 

Friday , 25 February

Competition on the Channel Islands Shipping Routes - Kevin Le Scelleur

Does competition lead to a better service; hopefully Kevin’s insight into the matter will provide us with the answer.

Venue: The Rose Room, Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier commencing at 8:00pm.

Over the course of the year a number of events are planned for members.  While these are usually evening talks in the winter months, there has been the opportunity for members to go sailing with the historic fleet.

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