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Friends of The Nottage

The Friends of The Nottage are a group of supporters who may use the our facilities and attend six lectures on a variety of subjects during the winter months. Friends also have use of our extensive maritime library, and receive a copy of our Newsletter, either by email or post.

The Nottage Maritime Institute on The Quay, Wivenhoe is a unique and historic institution. For an annual subscription of just £15 or £25 per couple, you can become a "Friend of the Nottage". This represents a great investment; not only will you help the Nottage to continue its important activities, but you can also attend our winter lecture series completely free of charge. All talks begin at 7.30pm and generally finish by 9.30pm. You are welcome to bring guests, for a small donation and subject to availability of seats.

Autumn 2019
27 September:    Julian Foynes - The River Colne during World War II

25 October:    Julia Jones was born in Woodbridge and when she was 3 years old her father George Jones bought the wooden sailing ketch Peter Duck, a yacht originally commissioned and owned by children's novelist Arthur Ransome and named for a character in one of his novels. Julia will be talking about her Father’s last voyages in Peter Duck.  She is a writer, editor, book publisher, aged-care advocate and is now the owner of Peter Duck.

29 November:  Barry Crickmore - J W Cook shipyard - A History in Pictures 

Spring 2020
31 January:  Peter Goldsmith - Cruising around the West Country

28 February:  Pioneer Clothing Group of Brightlingsea U3A - 'Oysters and Oilskins'
Clothes of East coast fishermen in the Victorians period.

27 March:  Owen Evans, Deputy Harbourmaster, Brightlingsea
Owen’s talk covers the time he spent as 2nd Officer (Navigation Officer) with the British Antarctic Survey including his trips to Antarctica and the Arctic.


There is a stair lift at the rear of the building for those unable to use the front stairs.
If you would like to become friend of the Nottage please email: admin@nottage.org.uk
To apply to be a Friend, please click on the link below to download the enrolment form.