The Endeavour Trust is a charitable organisation set up in 2001 in order to restore and maintain a historic fishing boat from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England in its former glory.
Endeavour Vital Statistics
- Adventure Island
- Anglia Battery Co
- Boatyard Restaurant
- Cory Environmental
- Dauntless Chandlers
- Endeavour School
- Essex Heritage Trust
- The late Tony Evans
- Ford Motor Company
- Leigh-on-Sea Town Council
- Leigh Marina
- Leigh Times
- Marine Engine Services Ltd (Lister Petter)
- John Milgate
- The late Ron Myall
- Olympus KeyMed
- Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
- Leigh Taylor
- The Thames Group
- The late Jeanne Wilson
Committee and Trustees
President: Sir David Amess MP Vice Presidents: John Milgate, Jeremy Squier
Honorary Vice President: Bill Reynolds
Peter Dolby, Paul Gilson, Mike King (01702 558770), Joyce Lambert,
Finlay Marshall, David Norman MBE, Jeremy Squier, Peter Wexham
Management Committee - Officers
Chairman: Chris Bailey 01702 475811, Vice Chairman: Paul Gilson 01702 711530
Treasurer/Membership Secretary: Peter Dolby 01702 473781
Management Committee Members
Reta Cocks, Michael Dolby, Anne Hinton van’t Hof, Mike King, Finlay Marshall
Cameron McGregor, David Norman MBE, Trevor Osborne, Jeremy Squier, Peter Wexham
Where Is Endeavour?
A question often asked, and one which we are often trying to answer for everyone. The photo to the left shows a sign, provided by Ken Myall Signs, located in a prominent position on the west face of Osborne’s building in the Old Town. Our thanks go to both these companies for providing their services and the site respectively.
There are two moorings in Leigh that are available to us; one to the east of the Two Tree slipway provided by Richard King, and the other just off Old Leigh, level with the east end of the bridge, provided by Reta Cocks. Both have advantages and disadvantages – Endeavour floats much earlier at Two Tree and so it is more useful when Endeavour is being used – but it is several hundred yards from the slipway and consequently not easy to spot. The Old Town mooring is great for public viewing, but she’ll only be afloat for a little time each side of high water.
Wherever Endeavour has an imminent sailing day or days, she will be moved from the viewing mooring to Two Tree ready for action, and will return to the viewing mooring only when no other sailing is planned. A dinghy will be placed in Old Leigh for boarding, towed to Two Tree and kept ashore there ready for the next boarding, and will return to the viewing mooring with Endeavour.