Maritime gift anchors up at heritage centre

The maritime Museum on Eastborough has just received a a model of the Cutty Sark thanks to the Nottingham Branch of the Royal Marines Association. Member Fred Thompson, left, was on hand to hand over the model to Committee member Jim Spencer after the building the association meets in is due to make way for a new development in Nottingham. 121030. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'07/03/2012.

The maritime Museum on Eastborough has just received a a model of the Cutty Sark thanks to the Nottingham Branch of the Royal Marines Association. Member Fred Thompson, left, was on hand to hand over the model to Committee member Jim Spencer after the building the association meets in is due to make way for a new development in Nottingham. 121030. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'07/03/2012.

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A NEW addition has sailed in to Scarborough’s Maritime Heritage Museum.

A model of the Cutty Sark was donated to the centre in Eastborough by the Nottingham Branch of the Royal Marines Association.

The association came across Scarborough’s Maritime Heritage group after searching the internet for a new home for the model due to their centre being demolished.

Mark Vesey, chairman of the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, said: “We were really pleased when the Royal Marines Association got in touch to offer us this model.

“It is really wonderful that people are finding out about us on the internet.

“We are very honoured to have this new addition as part of our museum.”

The model will from part of an exhibition later this summer focusing on ship building in Scarborough, and the 400 plus ships the town produced as well as others built during that era.

The next exhibition at the centre will be the Titanic Exhibition in April, focusing on Scarborough’s links to the infamous ship.