STEAM TUG "KERNE"

The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society Ltd

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December 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on January 10, 2019 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to all our Friends and followers.

In the month of Christmas cheer, working on our fine vessel had to make way for the festivities; but not entirely. After all there is a limit to the amount of food, drink and jollifications one can cram into a calendar month, so work continued, with the odd short periods of respite.

The two major projects of Boiler and Wheelhouse remained the focus of our attention throughout December. Following the erection of the protective and w...

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December 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on January 10, 2019 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to all our Friends and followers.

In the month of Christmas cheer, working on our fine vessel had to make way for the festivities; but not entirely. After all there is a limit to the amount of food, drink and jollifications one can cram into a calendar month, so work continued, with the odd short periods of respite.

The two major projects of Boiler and Wheelhouse remained the focus of our attention throughout December. Following the erection of the protective and w...

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December 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on January 10, 2019 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to all our Friends and followers.

In the month of Christmas cheer, working on our fine vessel had to make way for the festivities; but not entirely. After all there is a limit to the amount of food, drink and jollifications one can cram into a calendar month, so work continued, with the odd short periods of respite.

The two major projects of Boiler and Wheelhouse remained the focus of our attention throughout December. Following the erection of the protective and w...

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November 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on December 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In the month when the Nation remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War of 1914 -1918, we paid our own respects, particularly to those who served aboard HM Tug Terrier (as Kerne was named in Admiralty Service) and other members of the Admiralty Yard Craft Service who served in the conflict. 

Despite the on-set of winter, there has been no let-up aboard the good ship Kerne.

As reported in last month’s entry, we have been fortunate indeed to have re...

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November 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on December 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In the month when the Nation remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War of 1914 -1918, we paid our own respects, particularly to those who served aboard HM Tug Terrier (as Kerne was named in Admiralty Service) and other members of the Admiralty Yard Craft Service who served in the conflict.

 

Despite the on-set of winter, there has been no let-up aboard the good ship Kerne.

As reported in last month’s entry, we have been fortunate inde...

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October 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on November 1, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Whilst October each year usually heralds the end of our steaming activities with the tugs attendance at the excellent Leigh Arms Steam Party, this year we were denied that pleasure, but we more than made up for it with two pieces of fantastic news. 

Firstly, we were honoured and delighted to be advised by the Lord Lieutenant’s Office that the The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society has been awarded a grant of £3,000 from The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund. This is a...

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October 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on November 1, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Whilst October each year usually heralds the end of our steaming activities with the tugs attendance at the excellent Leigh Arms Steam Party, this year we were denied that pleasure, but we more than made up for it with two pieces of fantastic news.

 

Firstly, we were honoured and delighted to be advised by the Lord Lieutenant’s Office that the The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society has been awarded a grant of £3,000 from The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fu...

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September 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on October 9, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

September is usually a month of high activity and anticipation for the annual Leigh Arms Steam Party at Acton Bridge. Well, at least we had activity but the usual anticipation was sadly missing as we were unable to attend the event with the tug owing to the ongoing boiler work.

On this particular subject, work is progressing slowly but steadily, with some twenty tubes having now been carefully removed. It is hoped that the remaining tubes will be out by the end of October, but delays h...

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August 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on September 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

August marked the awarding of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service which turned out to be all we had hoped it would be and more.

Cleaning, painting and general sprucing-up during the first week of the month had the vessel looking very smart indeed for the award ceremony on the 7th August, but ahead of the event itself we had a marquee to erect, tables, banners and bunting to be put in place, food and celebratory bubbly to be arranged, and regional TV and radio interviews to be ...

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July 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on August 13, 2018 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)

This month was dominated by preparations for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service presentation held on 7th August, so it was all hands to make the Old Girl look at her best for the occasion.

Before we got too stuck into things, there was a change of scene and subject as some of us spend the first day of the month at the impromptu Road Run of Steam Engines around the lanes of Cheshire, loosely arranged by the Lancashire Traction Engine Club, which featured Kerne member George Co...

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May & June 2018

Posted by Allan Hickson (Mod) on July 17, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Firstly – apologies to our ardent readers who have wondered why things have been so quiet on the News front, and the reasons are-

I have been away on holiday (great), we have had serious family health issues (not so great), problems have been experienced with the Website (annoying), my PC ‘died’ on me (complete pain in the backside). The good news is that things are back to normal (hopefully!)

Undoubtedly the big news, as reported in our June bulletin and on Face...

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Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Posted by Admin on June 3, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)

We are extremely pleased and honoured to announce have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

This is an MBE equivalent and the highest award given to a voluntary group.

It is the first time a historic vessel preservation society has been honoured in this way.

The award was created in 2002 by Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate the anniversary of her Coronation and recognises excellence in voluntary service and activity carried out by groups in the community.

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