Category Archives: Recreation

St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England

M6533

Memorial at Rotherhithe to Thomas Smith d. 1848, founder member Royal Thames Yacht Club

Location

St Mary, Rotherhithe, London, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE / MR. THOMAS SMITH, / BORN IN THIS PARISH ON THE 7TH JUNE 1790, / AND DIED / AT HIS RESIDENCE IN PRINCES STREET, / ON THE 25TH MAY 1848, / LEAVING A WIDOW AND FAMILY / TO DEPLORE HIS LOSS. / THIS TABLET TO HOLD IN MEMORY, / THE GOOD QUALITIES AND INTEGRITY / BY WHICH HE ENDEARED HIMSELF / TO THOSE WHO KNEW HIM, / HAS BEEN ERECTED / BY A SUBSCRIPTION OF MEMBERS OF / THE ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB, / OF WHICH SOCIETY / HE WAS FROM ITS FORMATION / A STRENUOUS SUPPORTER.'

Details

Description: Neoclassical wall tablet, with an egg and dart frieze at the top.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Materials: Marble

People

Smith, Thomas
Age: unknown
Date of Death: 25/5/1848
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: yachtsman
Organisation: Royal Thames Yacht Club

Extra

Notes: Smith owned two yachts, 'Queen Victoria' and 'Lady Louisa'.
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

St Mary's church, Whickham, Tyne and Weir, England

M6513 Harry Clasper

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Whickham commemorating Harry Clasper d. 1870, oarsman

 

 

Location

St Mary's church, Whickham, Tyne and Weir, England

Transcript

'BENEATH THIS MONUMENT REARED TO HIS MEMORY / BY THE ARDENT AFFECTION OF FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS / FROM EVERY CLASS AND FROM ALL PARTS OF THE / KINGDOM, AND IN THE SACRED SPOT COMMANDING /A FULL VIEW OF THAT NOBLE RIVER. THE WELL LOVED / SCENE OF FORMER TRIUMPHS, REST THE MORTAL / REMAINS OF / HENRY (HARRY) CLASPER / THE ACCOMPLISHED OARSMAN AND BOATBUILDER / OF DERWENTHAUGH / WHO DIED JULY 12TH 1870, AGED 58 YEARS. / KNOW YE NOT THAT THEY WILL RUN IN A / RACE RUN ALL. BUT ONE RECEIVETH THE PRIZE SO / RUN THAT YE MAY OBTAIN. 1 COR. IX, 24.'

Details

Description: Standing figure of Clasper dressed in everyday clothes, under a gothic canopy. His right hand rests on a bollard carved with bull rushes.
Type: Monument
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone
Date Erected: 1871
Artists: George Burn

People

Clasper, Henry
Age: 58
Date of Death: 12/7/1870
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Oarsman
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach, Catherine Morriss 'Public Sculpture in North-East England' (Liverpool UP, 2000) p.215.

Recorder: Barbara Tomlinson 2013
Photographer: Barbara Tomlinson 2013

Compass Gardens, Skegness, Lincolnshire, England

Statue at Compass Gardens, Skegness representing the town’s ‘Jolly Fisherman’ mascot

Location

Compass Gardens, Skegness, Lincolnshire, England

Details

Description: Bronze statue of a dancing fisherman
Type: Statue
Materials: Bronze

Extra

Notes: Based on John Hassell's 'Jolly Fisherman' 1908 railway poster with its caption 'Skegness is so bracing.' There is another version at Skegness railway station by Sioban Coppinger.

St Mary's Church, Wivenhoe, Essex, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Wivenhoe, Essex, commemorating Philip Sainty d. 1844

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Location

St Mary's Church, Wivenhoe, Essex, England

Transcript

'In Loving Memory / Of / PHILIP SAINTY / THE BUILDER OF THE MARQUIS OF ANGLESEY'S / YACHT PEARL / WHO DIED AGED 90 YEARS / AND WHO WAS BURIED IN THIS CHURCHYARD / ON JANUARY 21ST 1844 / 'THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS / THAT DO BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS; THSES / SEE THE WORKS OF THE LORD, AND HIS / WONDERS IN THE DEEP' PS.CVII.23.24'

Details

Description: Lead letters.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: stone

People

Sainty, Philip
Age: 90
Date of Death: 21/1/1844
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: ship builder
Organisation:

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England

Obelisk at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, dedicated to  Charles Anderson Pelham d. 1846

Location

Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England

Details

Description: Obelisk on a tall square base, the lower part stepped with vermiculated rustication.
Type: Obelisk
Materials: Granite

People

Pelham, Charles Anderson
Age: 65
Date of Death: 1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 1st Earl of Yarborough, founder of Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes.
Bibliography: Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd 'Buildings of England: Hampshire and Isle of Wight' (London, 1996).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Taylor d. 1876

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM TAYLOR aged 22 lost from the Yacht 'Iona' off Portland Aug 22 1876 buried at Steeple Lulworth'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Iona

People

Taylor, William
Age: 22
Date of Death: 22/8/1876
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Savage d. 1902

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'William G C Savage drowned from yacht 'Saunterer' in the Solent August 2nd 1902 Buried in Northwood Cemetery'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Saunterer

People

Savage, William G. C.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 2/8/1902
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Christopher Harry Goodchild d. 1962

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Christopher Harry Goodchild age 41 drowned off yacht 'Sammy' Aug 3rd 1962'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Sammy

People

Goodchild, Christopher Harry
Age: 41
Date of Death: 3/8/1962
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Lungley d. 1876

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN LUNGLEY aged 22 lost from the Yacht 'Vigilant' off Gravesend, Oct 11 1876'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Vigilant

People

Lungley, John
Age: 22
Date of Death: 11/10/1876
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Alfred Richard Pawle d. 1950

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Alfred Richard Pawle 54 lost in sinking of the yacht 'Wanderling' the Wash 15th Dec 1950'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Wanderling

People

Pawle, Alfred Richard
Age: 54
Date of Death: 15/12/1950
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).