Christmas Tea Party for helpers 2017
7th December was a happy and cheerful occasion when Stewards and Helpers met together to talk, 'compete' in simple quizzes whilst at the same time enjoy a delicious tea. This annual event gives the Vice-Chairman and committee the opportunity to thank all
volunteers who have helped with the running of the...
Emsworth Museum Holiday 2017
Picture of most of the participants at Symonds Yat.
After joining their coach in Emsworth, 36 members of the Trust travelled through rural Wiltshire to Lacock to visit the Abbey, the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography and the nearby picturesque village. The head of a close-knit family, William Fox...
Emsworth Show 28th August
Emsworth Show 28th August 2017
Picture of helpers L.to R. Ann Davies, Marguerita Taplin, Wendy Bright, Graham Taplin & Sylvia Courtnage
The wonderfully warm and sunny day brought the crowds out to visit the Emsworth Show on the August Bank Holiday Monday. The Museum marquee proved very popular with...
Museum display at The Friends of Emsworth Community Fete
Some of the helpers: L to R Wendy Bright, Maureen Barrett & Bernie Gudge.
Ex Pompey Centre Forward opens the local football exhibition
Ray Crawford, Ex Pompey Centre Forward sighning autographs at the EXhibition Opening. Also in the picture are: left Margaret Rogers Vice Chairman and Philip Magrath Curator. Right Steve and Chris Miller
Saturday, 17th June was a great day for Emsworth Footballers. At last there was a temporary...
New President Visits Museum
Easter Saturday, 15th April, turned out to be a lovely sunny day for the first visit to the Museum by EM&HT new president, The Rt. Hon. Lord Willetts of Havant. As David Willetts, he has been a staunch supporter of the work of the Emsworth Maritime & Historical Trust for some 30 years.Accompanied by County...
Visit to RNLI at Poole on 29th March 2017
Steering a lifeboat out of Dover harbour into stormy seas to come to the assistance of a burning freighter is thrilling, nerve wracking and a bit scary and that’s just in a simulator. Three lucky people had that chance when 35 members and friends visited the RNLI training college in Poole in late...
EM & HT Annual General Meeting 2017
Now the speeches are over Tony and Margaret can relax with a welcome glass of wine.
Selected extracts from the Chairman’s Address at the AGM on 20 March 2017
Our thanks to all those volunteers who help in the Museum in many different ways, do the stewarding and other jobs that enable us to keep...
Christmas Tea Party for helpers
Chris, Maureen and Margaret with the wonderful spread, provided by members of the committee
The Chairman and Committee invited helpers of the Trust to a Christmas Tea Party in St James Church Parish Hall on Wednesday 7th December and the tables were full. After an encouraging address from the...
Emsworth Museum Oyster Stall
The variable weather conditions did not deter oyster aficionados from visiting the Museum’s Oyster Stall on Saturday 1st October. We sold 214 oysters at the Thought For Food Market which was held in South Street Car Park. Museum volunteers also distributed Oyster Trail Leaflets, imparted snippets of...
Emsworth Museum Holiday 2016
Picture taken on our last day, at Waddesdon Manor.
The first and last day of the holiday our party stopped at National Trust properties, the first, on Monday, being Snowshill Manor, once given by Henry 8th to Catherine Parr that had been bought and restored in the early 20th century by Charles...
Emsworth Show 'Museum Stand'
Bob Duncan and Maureen Barrett, (centre) - two of several stewards looking after the stand and talking to fellow members Terry and Chris Stubbington.
August Bank Holiday Monday 2016 saw an early morning start for a group of enthusiastic Museum volunteers as they put together the stall for EM&HT at the...
Annual Treasure Hunt 2016 Answers
Junior group winners: Scouts 3 and 4
The current issue of our newsletter contained the questions used in our Treasure Hunt in July. The questions which were featured on page 4 of Issue Three of 2016 were devised by last years winners Ann Simms assisted by her team Rennies. Printed below are the...
Mayor opens the Somme Exhibition
On Friday afternoon 1 July Cllr Faith Ponsonby, current Mayor of Havant and her consort Michael took the Museum a little by surprise by arriving slightly earlier than had been anticipated, in order to open the Museum's exhibition on the Battle of the Somme. But she coped admirably, putting...
"Hands on" fun at the museum for Marie and Ben as they created their own model oysters from an original kit designed by Sarah Chatfield. Sarah is a teacher working with Chichester Harbour Conservancy who contributed to the education element for the HLF "Oyster Project".She developed a teaching...
MP's second Museum visit
Havant MP Alan Mak, made his second visit to the museum to view the Gas Holder exhibition.
Lucy Smith with Alan Mak
Picture John Tweddel
Oyster Book Launch
L to R Tony Stimson, Sheila Privett, Sarah Chatfield, Alison Beckett Sylvia Courtnage, Richard Austin, Valerie Davies & Margaret Rogers
Around 40 people attended the very successful book launch held at Emsworth Museum on 27 May 2016, to promote the new edition of “Uncovering the Past… Emsworth,...
The Red Cross Shop Display on St. George’s Day
The Red Cross shop on the High Street, Emsworth celebrated St George’s Day (23rd April) with a special display of three Red Cross uniforms. The uniform on the left of the picture was on loan from Emsworth Museum. It had been donated to the museum by Phyllis Farnham who wore it in the 1960s when...
STOP PRESS NEWS. MP opened our first exhibition of the season
MP Alan Mak cutting the ribbon.
Emsworth Museum's first exhibition of the year marks the tenth anniversary of the relaunch of "Terror"', the only remaining oyster boat from Emsworth's historic oyster trade. The exhibition's opening was attended by over three dozen members on a cold Easter Saturday...
Welcome to our New Curator.
Our Chairman, Tony Stimson welcoming Philip Magrath.
Following the sad and unexpected death of Linda Newell in April 2015 the Trust had been looking for some time to appoint a new person to record, care for and display the many items that tell the story of Emsworth’s special cultural and social...
The Memorial Service for Dr Margaret Rule Late President of EM&HT
A moving Memorial Service to our late President took place on Sunday 11th October 2015 at Portsmouth Cathedral.
A lovely picture of Margaret with her husband Arthur. By kind courtesy of The Daily Telegraph
A full obituary can be read by clicking on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11539491/Margaret-Rule-archaeologist-obituary.html...
The Museum exhibit at The Emsworth Show
Despite the cloudy skies and rainy weather there were a fair number of people who attended the Emsworth Show which was held on the 31st August. There was a regular trickle of visitors to the stand browsing our publications and exhibits. Thirty people entered our pictorial quiz which required them...