Ben Whittaker, Curator of Port History, has some exciting news to share:-
“Congratulations to two of our longstanding volunteers on the Edmund Gardner Pilot ship, who have been honoured with national awards. James Dulson and George Collinson were awarded the prestigious Marsh Volunteer award which recognises outstanding volunteers in the conservation of historic vessels in the UK. George attended the awards ceremony on HMS Belfast in London which was presented by TV personality Julia Bradbury.
If anyone epitomises the vital and longstanding contribution that volunteers make to the conservation and maintenance of historic vessels, then it is James and George. Between them they have worked 3 days a week for 43 years on the Edmund Gardner pilot vessel at National Museums Liverpool (NML). James joined NML as a volunteer in 1986 and has worked with us for 27 years; George joined us in 1998 and has been with us for 15 years. During that time they have played a crucial role in the preservation of the Edmund Gardner, developing their own skills in ship maintenance and undertaking countless tasks in hundreds of diverse projects.
Ian Murphy, Deputy Director of the Maritime Museum comments:
“I’m delighted that James and George’s contribution to the preservation of Edmund Gardner has been recognised through this award. The incredible contribution that they’ve made over the years is highly important and their dedication to NML’s vessels is appreciated by everyone who works with them. I’m extremely pleased that their enthusiasm, experience and skills have now been recognised nationally.”
Find out more the Edmund Gardner pilot ship on our website.”
Comments on our blog
Thanks for commenting! Your comments will be sent to us for moderation and we will publish them as soon as we can. We may use your comments for other publicity purposes, so please check our terms and conditions about this.
If you have a specific enquiry, it's best to get in touch using our contact details.