Enid Collett

book cover            “Gunmen or not, we couldn’t afford  to lose all that money.”

This is The Enid Collett, the new Tamar Lifeboat at Shoreham. Funded bythe late Miss Enid Collett.

She would be so pleased if she could see it. I can almost see her standing proudly at the helm. Afraid of nothing and no-one; most definately a woman of tremendous courage, fighting off gunmen at the Gate theatre and all she said was “well we the Gate couldn’t afford to lose all that money”.

I think it amounted to about six hundred pounds, wages for famous actors Hermione Gingold, Robert Morely, Charles Laughton, Charles Hawtry to name but a few.

Most people on hearing the name Enid Collett think of the the new Tamar-class Lifeboat at Shoreham in Sussex. But little is known about the late donar of Cambridge. A quiet farmers daughter who was born 6th November in 1902 in Abbots Ripton in Huntingdonshire.

The Enid Collett cost £2.7 million pound to build. The all weather lifeboat and was funded by the generous donar it was named after.as said on www. Just two days after arriving at Shoreham on December the 10th 2010 RNLB Enid Collett was out on her first mission.

I knew Enid as her personal carer and companion. The stories she told me were fascinating. I would love to hear from other people who knew the unsung hero of  the theatre world.

Her life was full and meaningful and deserves to be shared.


About clearcutandcapable

About Clearcut :- because l like simplicity. Remove unnecessary jargon which is so often used to surround a simple truth in mystery and power. Everyone has a psychic aptitude waiting to be developed. Why complicate a simple philosophy. Life goes on whatever happens. I try to treat people in the way I would like to be treated myself and to be empathetic to a persons needs. All people are equal! I accept people for who they really are inside without any preconceived ideas. I believe whatever you give out comes back to you tenfold. Love and hate have the same degrees of strength, and are both very powerful. Sometimes I am right and sometimes wrong. Either way I soon reap the benefits or deficits. I have probably had more tragedies in my life than most people experience in a lifetime. However, l am aware that everyone experiences pain at different levels of tolerance. Never judge by appearance. In other words whatever happens, life goes on. You can’t stop the train and get off! So to get on with it and make the best of difficult situations is the only way forward. (of course after a bit of moaning, I don’t pretend to be a saint.) l love my spiritual work which l use with a developed sense of humour and empathy. Communication should be a happy and comforting experience. To sum up, I am grateful for the good things I have in my life. Most of the time I have happy with my lot. Now and again, I get discontented which I take as my cue to reconnect with the source. It’s short-lived and I am soon back on the right track once again. A most fulfilling life!
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