Friends of The Nottage

The Friends of The Nottage are a group of supporters who may use 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.

To apply to be a Friend, please click on the link below to download the enrolment form.

Our Programme of Lectures

‘1492 The Conquest of Paradise’ The film

Friday 23rd February 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Introduction by Richard Barnard
Following the talk in January by Richard Barnard, we are now showing Ridley Scott’s epic drama made in 1992 to celebrate 500 years since Columbus discovered the New World. Free to Friends of the Nottage, and £3.00 to non members. Download the membership form and become a member to never miss a talk.

The ‘Other Half’ Way Round

Friday 22nd March 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Sue Goldsmith
Several years ago Peter and Sue Goldsmith decided to embark on a round the world trip which became a never to be forgotten event! Sue gives us her perspective on events dealing with provisioning, safety, health, concerns, communications, and other cruisers met along the way. Watch rotas, and things that go bump in the night! wildlife to be admired and wildlife to be scared of. Countries visited and welcomes received. All beautifully illustrated with a PowerPoint presentation.