Captain Albert Turner- King's Yacht Skipper
Skipper of the Royal Yacht "Britannia"
Peter Hill and Mike Downes
October 2007 – A Blue Plaque in Memory of Captain Albert Turner
| On Sunday 14th October 2007, Chairman of Wivenhoe’s Nottage Maritime Institute, Richard Barnard, the Management Committee of the Nottage together with an invited crowd, were present outside Malting House, No 74 High Street, currently owned by Ian and Charlotte Narbeth, for an unveiling of a plaque commemorating the life of Captain Albert Turner who lived at that address from 1930 until 1948. |
Captain Turner was a local fishing skipper who developed a reputation for winning races and who found himself as Captain on board King George V’s racing yacht Britannia. Turner secured 326 prizes for the King’s yacht, including 216 firsts, during the 12 years he served King George from 1923 to 1935.The cost of the plaque was financed by donations from Wivenhoe Town Council and the Wivenhoe Society as well as by the Nottage Institute itself.