Previous Owners

The following information was supplied by members of the Harrison Buttler Society. It give a brief breakdown of “Memorys” early owner’s


1912 built by Ernest Woods of Cantley, Norfolk for H J Suffling Esq. of Marine Parade North, Great Yarmouth.  A member of the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club and Great Yarmouth Sailing Club.

Sails by Cranfield & Carter, 300 sq. ft. Gunter Sloop Rigg.

1920’s Sold by H J Suffling in the late 1920’s to Rowland Wigg of The Thatched House, Brundall. A member of the Yare & Bure Sailing Club, Waveney Sailing Club and Little Ship Club.

1922 New sails by Cranfield & Carter.

1933 Stuart Turner petrol engine fitted.

1934 New sails by Cranfield.

1939 Rowland Wigg’s new address, Barton Turf, Neatihead, Norfolk.

Owners during the war years re-named the yacht ‘Coverley’ and ‘Memory 11’

1948 Mr Thompson, The Essex Chronicle, Chelmsford listed as owner, a member of the Blackwater Sailing Club.

1949 E W F Salmon of 23 Hampstead Hill Gardens, London. NW3 new owner, stationed ‘Memory’ at Burnham on Crouch.

1954 M R Norris of 69 Hobleythick Lane, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex new owner, stationed ‘Memory’ at Wallasea Bay.

1958 D J Garratt of Beechfields, Burton Old Road, Lichfield, Staffs, new owner, stationed ‘Memory’ at Lowestoft. Member of the Cruising Association.

1960 Lionel S Smith of High Meadow, Belaugh, Norwich, new owner, stationed ‘Memory’ at Belaugh.

1961 New sails by Jeckells, 250 sq. ft. Gunter Sloop.

1970 Final recorded Lloyds entry Lionel Smith owner.

Mr Lionel Smith’s sold memory in 1970 to a “Yorkshire man”  and in 1977 a Mr J.W. Ebleton of The Bosun’s Locker surveyed her for a Mr Philip Byrne, Churchtown Dublin in the Graving Dock, Hartlepool.

We believed memory arrived in Ireland in 1977.

1977 Philip Byrne Churchtown Dublin

1979 Advertised for sale Evening Press Dublin,  Ireland

1983 -2008 Sean Creedon, Dublin, Ireland

2008- Present day: Colum McEvoy, Dundalk Ireland.

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