A Pilgrim photograph taken by a guest wins a ‘highly commended’ accolade. All of us in the Pilgrim Team are delighted to be able to congratulate Ian Kippax for his entry in the National Historic Ships Photography Competition 2018. Ian’s picture was taken on-board Pilgrim and called ‘The Lure of the Sea”. It was ‘Highly
Members of the Pilgrim Events Team have been meeting at the Berry Head Hotel in Brixham. Now our Open days and school visits for 2018 are complete the team has been ‘looking back to the future’ to plan our public and educational activities for next year. A key part of that is continuing our investigations
One of the volunteers who help run the heritage sailing trawler Pilgrim of Brixham BM45 has had a lucky win on the Torbay lottery. Keith Ward, who lives in Brixham and volunteers with Pilgrim, won £2000 in last week’s draw. The boat is 123 years old and is operated by the Pilgrim Heritage Sailing Foundation which
After a stunning summer and a hectic sailing season our skipper and volunteers have been derigging Pilgrim for winter maintenance over the last couple of days. We’ve been really lucky with the weather. De-rig involves taking down the working rigging and all the blocks so that everything can be checked, maintained and replaced as needed.
Sailing trawlers, like Pilgrim typically carried a crew of four or five. There was a skipper, a mate, an apprentice and a boy or ‘fisher lad’. Sometimes there was a third hand as well. In the mid-Victorian period the boy could be as young as ten but towards the end of the nineteenth century he
Pilgrim had a delightful encounter during the first weekend in June. On arrival in Dartmouth she was faced with ML1387 on the Town Pontoon. Although it may seem unlikely both vessels have quite a bit in common. They are both historic wooden vessels proud to feature in the National Historic Fleet. They have also both
Over the Spring Bank holiday weekend, Brixham hosted its annual Heritage Sailing Regatta. One of the highlights of the event is the race to compete for the King George V Perpetual Cup. Originally gifted by King George V in 1914 for races between working trawlers, the cup was first presented in 1919 by Lord Churston