"Quartet", a YM Eventide yacht built by four Shoreditch students in the 1950s
"We attended Shoreditch (a superb professional, wonderful, lifelong training experience) 1955-1958,
enabling us to enthusiastically pass on our skills throughout our teaching days."
"Quartet was built as a major project in our 3rd year (1958) "in our spare time", outside what was a very intensive diploma year.
The 4 students were Alan Welbank, John Watson, Peter Wilkes, and Ken White.
Sadly, only one member is still alive, Ken, now 81. Peter died 20-11-15, John,3-3-03, Alan,14-11-2001."
(Ken White, 2017)
The Crew, clockwise from top left:
Peter Wilkes (1935-2015), Alan Welbank (1934-2001),
John Watson (1935-2003), Ken White (1935----)
Alan Welbank (1934-2001)
Photo taken on Irish Cruise at Cowes on August 31, 1961
Painting of "Quartet" by Alan Welbank
Walney Bridge, Barrow-in-Furness - A tapestry stitched by Norma White
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