PORTSMOUTH ROYAL DOCKYARD HISTORICAL TRUST
1. Adding relevant new exhibits to the “Dockyard Apprentice” in Boathouse No. 7. This has recently included adding more Apprentice Test Pieces from different eras, adding new captions for some of the existing displays, and a substantial upgrading of the last section of the exhibition(see "Exhibitions").
2. Restoration of several larger artefacts, generally located in Boathouse 4.
3. Removal of artefacts to more secure storage.
4. Continual updating of the library (see "Bibliography").
5. Indexing the Admiralty Employee Rate (Wage) Books.
6. Sorting and cataloguing the vast number of Ship & Dockyard facility drawings.
1. Reduce the amount of stored artefacts by eliminating excess duplication.
2. Obtain a secure storage and working area.
3. Increase number of active members, to allow more progress on the current activities.
4. Possible transfer of some less relevant material to other specialist organisations.
5. Improvement of the working and meeting areas.
THE JOURNAL No. 9, 2008 - 2009 is now available.
During the last few years, the Journal has been issued on a yearly basis, due primarily to the hard work of the Vice Chairman / Membership Secretary, and Minute Secretary.
To continue at this rate, it is necessary for a steady input of articles from the membership. Even non- active members must have memories and information about their time in the “Yard”. Please submit your copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For membership information, please contact
Membership Secretary - Mr R W Russell, 16 Warblington Avenue, Warblington, Havant, PO9 2SD.
Secretary – Mr M Roberts, 28 Leventhorpe Court, Elmhurst Road, Gosport, PO12 1NX.
For publications, please contact:
Alan Slade, 10 Lightfoot Lawn, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 8HX. Tel: 02392 730356.