Award for Friends of LV50 Posted on 14th November 2018 by Ray McGinty This year, a special commendation with National Historic Ships UK (@NatHistShips) has been given to the Friends of LV50 for their outstanding commitment to public engagement with their vessel. The Friends of LV50 are delighted to have received a National Historic Ship and Marsh award for 2018 at an award ceremony at Trinity House London on 13 November. The Friends were nominated for this award by Harbour Master Captain Martin Willis on behalf of Blyth Harbour Commission. The activities of The Friends have been facilitated and encouraged by RNYC. The citation reads; “Your contribution to the LV50, particularly the work you have done to uncover its history and share it with the public, are exemplary, and have been recognized by the judging panel as outstanding.” The award brings credit to Blyth, The Harbour, RNYC and to the Friends. The Ceremony highlighted the historic importance of LV 50 underlying the need to preserve and share the asset for Blyth, The Harbour and RNYC.