Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

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Re: Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

Post by PeterV » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:14 pm

Thanks for that, I used to enjoy visiting there.
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Re: Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

Post by roger » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:53 pm

Its a shame the Falmouth museum isn't anywhere near as good.

Where did the collection go when it was closed or is it now scattered.
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Re: Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

Post by Bill-Conner » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:45 pm

Andrew Thornhill took it on, a lot is in a marquee on the waterside of Lake Lothing in Lowestoft, gently rotting, lots of good 14;s and Merlin Rockets, the rest is scattered, some of it National 12 no1 and Enterprise no 1 were renovated and has smart new sails last seen at Wroxham actualy sailing.

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Re: Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

Post by chris » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:19 am

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I think Ent one, Nat12 no 1 and more are on loan to the racing and river boat museum at Beale Park
http://www.rrbm.org/

This was Wroxham a few years ago with N12 1, Ent1, Merlin 1 was also on the water.

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Re: Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

Post by chris » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:29 am

I see that the collection at Beale Park is actually part of Andrew Thornhill's collection rather than exhibits on loan.

"The boats on display in the Racing & River Boat Museum are part of a much larger collection, one of the most notable collections in the country, the EISCA collection (Eyemouth International Sailing Craft Association)."

If you get onto the historic small boat register website and use EISCA as a search word you see what is listed.

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Re: Obituary: Major David Goddard (Exeter Maritime Museum)

Post by Rupert » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:07 pm

I went to the opening a couple of years ago of the Beale Park museum. Many of the boats I worked on for AT are there, and some of the Exeter boats, but it is too small be house very many of anything, sadly. Really enjoyed my 2 visits, though.
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