Shipshape Representatives

In your regional area:

 Hannah Cunliffe

Hannah Cunliffe - Shipshape Solent & Shipshape Mersey

A maritime researcher who has worked with the team since 2006 as a consultant and produced the Directory of Skills and Services after carrying out a six month infrastructure audit into the loss of facilities and craftsmen, Hannah is now Policy & Project Manager for National Historic Ships UK.


John Kearon - Shipshape Mersey

Master Shipwright, ship and boat conservator.  Formerly head of Maritime, Industrial & Transport Technology Conservation at the National Museums Liverpool.  Merchant Navy service with both Royal mail and Shaw Savill Lines.


Captain David Newberry - Shipshape Solent

Served as an engineer in the Royal Navy followed by being the Captain of HMS Warrior 1860 and Chief Executive of the Warrior Preservation Trust.  David was a former member of the Advisory Committee on National Historic Ships.


Rodney Pell - Shipshape Thames Estuary Ambassador

Owner of historic vessel Sheemaun (National Historic Ships UK's Flagship of the Year 2010). Based in Ramsgate, he will be attending local events on behalf of National Historic Ships UK, spreading the word about the Network and how to get involved.


Alan Watson - Shipshape Solent

Former Merchant Navy Electronics Officer. He is Chairman of The Medusa Trust which owns, operates and has just completed a major restoration of HMS Medusa, a WW2 Harbour defence Motor Launch; Trustee of Coastal Forces Heritage Trust; Liveryman of the Worshipful company of Shipwrights.



Glyn Williams - Shipshape East Anglia

Learned to sail and canoe on Oulton Broad, Suffolk where he ran an RYA sailing centre in the early 1980s. This was followed by a move to the public sector with a long career in local government, then in the late 1990s, by a switch to a corporate management role specialising in economic development, policy planning, partnerships and public relations provided links to most local authority and government services. A change of career path in 2005 opened up new opportunities and he graduated from IBTC in 2006. He has recently started a project to build a replica 1890s broads cruising yacht.


Barbara Bridgman - Shipshape South West

Manager at Cremyll Keelboats - a charity specialised in historic vessels conservation  and seamanship skills.  Barbara's background is in International Law, although she was brought up in a classic boat restoration and sailing environment. As an experienced sail trainer, she is qualified to instruct the RYA Yachtmaster and National Keelboat Sailing Scheme. She is currently managing the Huff of Arklow restoration project and the 22 square metre keelboats project, both of which hold a strong emphasis on youth training and are based at Mashfords Boatyard in Cremyll, South East Cornwall.


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