Aims & Objective of the restoration
The aims of the J&MW CRP Trustees in partnership with the Scottish Fisheries Museum are;
To advance the education of the public through the preservation, operation and exhibition of a historic lifeboat associated with Anstruther.
To preserve a historic lifeboat associated with Anstruther and ensure that are of educational interest, contributing to young persons knowledge and understanding of the development of the lifeboat service in general.
To preserve archive material for exhibition to the public. In addition, the Trust intends that this boat will be available to raise funds for other charities, particularly the RNLI. This boat will provide a major resource for research into historic rescues at sea, and also into the skills and craftsmanship involved in both the initial construction and the restoration.
The J&MW has been registered with the National Historic Ship Register at Greenwich, the Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society and RNLI Heritage Department and an application for a Historic Lottery Grant is being considered, though additional funding is required.
It is hoped to arrange sponsors to support the initial works in exchange for continued publicity when the James & Mary Walker is on display within Anstruther harbour area.
As the project continues we will update you with a progress report and photos so you can follow the restoration step by step.