Through its Lady Neville Charity, the Worshipful Company of Skinners has kindly donated the sum of £825 to the historic Oysterboat Terror to help towards a new overall cover to this iconic vessel that during the summer months takes passengers on trips around Chichester Harbour from Emsworth Yacht Harbour.
Among The Lady Neville Charity’s purposes is to create opportunities through education, training or sponsorship and, as a result, enriching local communities. Hence an application by the volunteers that operate Terror was submitted and proved to be successful.
Terror was originally built in 1895 and was rescued as a wreck by Chichester Harbour Conservancy and rebuilt with the help of a Heritage Lottery Grant, launching again in 2006. She is manned by a dedicated team of volunteers from Friends of Chichester Harbour and her beautiful lines and traditional gaff rig can be regularly seen around Chichester Harbour during the summer months.
The new overall cover will protect the historic boat from the elements and replaces the cover that was originally made at the time of restoration. It will be made by specialist firm Covercare Ltd. of Thornham Marina and the generous grant from the Skinners Company will go a long way to helping to pay for the total cost.
Commenting of the grant, Gavin Crick, Trustee of Friends of Chichester Harbour and member of the Terror Operating Committee said:-
“We are delighted that The Skinners Company accepted our application for a grant towards the new cover for Terror. As a voluntary organisation, we rely on funds from the passengers we take on board to help towards the running costs of this traditional craft, but major items such as this new cover need additional funding, and we are extremely grateful to the Worshipful Company of Skinners in coming to our aid.”