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Contributors to the Teviotdale Clipper Ship story and website....
Here is where we thank all those persons and organizations
for their help in providing current and historical information
relating to the Teviotdale clipper ship. Also for their work and skill in the construction
and development of the Teviotdale Clipper Ship 60444 website, the Teviotdale book and Teviotdale products.
E&OE. We have undertaken a great deal of research in the re-construction
of the story of the Teviotdale. Most of the evidence has been
gained from old original documents, official copies of certain
documents, copies of old newspaper articles and old photographs
both from within the family and received from contributors. We
hope and believe that all the information within the Teviotdale
Clipper Ship website is true and accurate. If however, you
have any corrections or information about the Teviotdale Clipper Ship
of 1876 (launched in 1869) or any of it's 27 crew members, we would
be pleased to hear from you. Please contact Stuart Jenkins via
We will be back in touch with you shortly to discuss your
Thanks go out to our talented and creative team as follows:
(summary below, more info on right)
Our chief graphic designer/web-site creator, photographer and
design engineer, Robert Hughes of Robert Hughes Photography
and Design. To read more about Robert, see next column. Robert
is self-employed and is based in Wokingham, Berkshire, UK. To
contact him call 0118 9787 615 or visit his web-site at: www.roberthughesphotography.uk
To our daughter Melanie Sefton for all the help with administration,
organization and accounting.
Bryan J Philips for the paintings of 'Scudding Along' and
'Burning Hulk'. During his working years, Bryan was a renowned 'West-Country' maritime artist. He ran a gallery in St Ives, Cornwall
where he worked and sold his paintings. Bryan had been a professional
artist for over 50 years, he is now retired and his gallery
has closed though his artworks live on!
Howard Birchmore Howard created the paintings of 'Becalmed in the
Doldrums', 'Running the Easting Down' and 'Fire on board the Teviotdale'.
Also for the sketches of: Turtle beach, Shark and longboat, Shark
fishing, Spreading the canvas, Sewing the body-bag and Rigging
the canvas. To read more about Howard, see the next column and visit his web-site at: www.howardbirchmore.co.uk
Special thanks to Chris Calder, Chairperson of Tullibody
History Group for providing the photo 'Public Hall, Tullibody
c1909'. Click here
for a link to Tullibody History Group. The Tullibody History
Group have a new study room. To read more about Chris and the
Tullibody History group visit: www.tullibodyhistorygroup.com
Carol McNeill (Author)
Carol wrote the richly descriptive 'Background' section to the book and helped with editing and proof-reading. Carole is associated with the Dysart Trust in Fife.
Terence Crump of 'The Studio' for location and area
map of Diego Garcia and others. Terence produces measured building
surveys, elevations, ground and floor plans, site maps, local
area maps, location maps and special interest maps. Terence
can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 07802 410271. The Studio is in Alderholt,
Finally, a really big THANK-YOU from Stuart to all the other un-named
contributors who have been involved with this project over the years.
Stuart McEwen Jenkins.
This page was last updated 22nd July 2020.
Contributor information and links.
Stuart Jenkins, the grandson of George Jenkins is the
founder of the Teviotdale 60444 website. Stuart is actively looking
for genealogy relating to George Jenkins, the Teviotdale clipper
ship of 1869-1876 or any of the crew members.
Stuart commissioned a
series of paintings and sketches to be created in memory and in celebration
of his family's maritime history.
Stuart Jenkins - Engineer, Entrepreneur and Grandson of George
Juliet Jenkins - Stuart's wife and a keen supporter of family
Melanie Sefton (daughter of Stuart and Juliet) - Family
History Researcher, Administrator and Accountant.
Robert Hughes LRPS
- Digital Photographer, Graphics/Web-designer and Mechanical Design Engineer.
Robert is passionate about his photography and design. At
school, Robert studies physics, maths, art and craft, clearly
showing he was destined for a creative career. On leaving
school Robert studied cartography and engineering, he received a top grades at HNC.
Robert was a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology
and a registered engineer for many years (MIET-I.Eng). Later Robert studied
film and digital photography with the SEG and City and Guilds of
London. Robert has been a fully qualified photographer for over 20 years and was with the British
Institute of Photography (LBIPP) for most of these years. Robert is currently a licentiate member of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), he gained his distinction in 1989.
Contact Robert by email on: email@example.com or via his web-site:
or call the landline on 0118 9787 615 or mobile 0787 140 4749. Robert
is based in Wokingham, Berkshire.
Bryan J Philips - Artist.
Bryan is a retired maritime artist living in Cornwall.
Bryan Phillips said....
Cape Horn. A Place of Myth and Modern Legend.
In the 30 odd years I have been involved in marine art and
the painting of both Clipper Ships and Tall Ships it has been
difficult not to be drawn to indeed, fascinated, by Cape Horn.
This tiny mark on a chart has gained a notoriety that
is well deserved as it is the graveyard of so many fine Clipper
Ships smashed and pounded by the ferocious seas that are the
hallmark of this terrible place. No wonder then that it
was approached by crews of Tall Ships with trepidation and Cape
Horn fever was invented to describe those seamen who would refuse
to sign on for a Clipper destined to round the Horn.
In maritime art the adventures of ships rounding the Horn has
provided the marine artist with a wealth of subject matter as
there have been almost unbelievable acts of courage by the Clipper
crews as men and ship battled against the elements in a non
stop contest that could easily last months. There are
also the weird and wonderful stories which strain belief. But
more of these later.
Bryan Phillips' web-site is really worth
a visit, here you will find an evocative selection of clipper
ship paintings and some very interesting accounts and facts about
maritime history, especially the section on 'rounding the horn'
on page 5.
LIGHT and WATER. "When I paint I want the picture
to strike a chord with the viewer. I want to evoke that
initial feeling I get after I've driven down from London and
I step out of the car onto the beach or a secluded bit of coastline
and I feel the fresh breeze on my face, the sun on my skin and
the sand under my feet. I like to think my artwork is
'canned' reality that can be experienced every time you look
into the frame."
Howard Birchmore paints majestic seascapes from around the
South West, infused with the essence of the age and history
of the subject depicted. His take on a traditional approach
to landscape painting creates modern yet familiar images bathed
in swathes of light.
As a child Howard liked to draw, it was a hobby just like any
other. By the time he was eight years old his teacher had discovered
his talent and often asked him to draw enlargements from sections
of maps to use as teaching tools. By 12 years of age Howard
had secured and completed his first commission.
An avid musician, the majority of Howard's twenties were spent
playing music. Following the desire to reconnect with painting
and wanting to continue his career in the creative industries
Howard took an evening class studying illustration. He
took to sketching intricate drawings of engines and was eventually
commissioned by British Rail.
From here, his career escalated; he became an Advertising Manager
in Swindon and then moved into graphic design.
Eventually Howard decided to become a full time, professional
artist. "I got together a group of artists who I
liked and whose artwork I admired and we made the decision to
stage group exhibitions together".
Howard's work can be found in galleries and private collections
throughout the UK and Europe, Australia and the USA.
Howards contact details:
Howard Birchmore, 238 Overdown Road, Tilehurst, Reading,
Berkshire. RG31 6PN
Tel: 01189 625656
Mob: 075991 44882
Chris Calder - Tullibody History Group
Chris Calder says....
I had an email from a Canadian wanting to know where to go to
see the Standing Stone of Tullibody. Sadly, I had to reply
that it is no longer there. However, some correspondents,
like Stuart Jenkins from West Sussex, open up whole new avenues
of research for Mrs Calder and the history group members.
Stuart got in touch to find out more about his grandfather
George Jenkins, customs superintendent at Alloa, who had given
a lecture at the Tullibody Public Hall on 18th December 1909.
The lecture recalled how the coal ship he was on sailing from
Dundee to Bombay caught fire and sank when the coal exploded.
Mr Jenkins and the crew rowed over 100 miles in three small
open boats to the small South Pacific Island of Diego Garcia,
where they were stranded for 3 months.
Stuart was particularly interested in trying to track down
a Mr A R Blair, a local man and a fine artist who created a
series of pictures about the Teviotdale and its adventures.
From these pictures lantern slides were produced in London and
were subsequently used by George Jenkins to illustrate his talk
at the Public Hall.
In 2003, Tullibody were delighted to announce the opening of
their own center, The Tullibody Heritage Centre which can be
found at Tullibody Civic Centre, Abercromby Place, Alloa FK10
2RS. Telephone 01259 211 791. The center is open April-October,
Saturday 2pm-4pm or by arrangement.
Tullibody History Group Meetings are held on the last Thursday
of every month between September and May. They are held in The
Heritage Centre and start at 7.30pm. There is a nominal charge
of £1.00 for members, £1.50 for guests.
Tea/coffee is served following the talk, and a donation is appreciated.
Please check before traveling to ensure the center is open.
Contact Chris by email using: firstname.lastname@example.org or
via Tullibody History Group at: www.tullibodyhistorygroup.com