Coates Award

To commemorate Sir Frederick and Lady Coates who did so much for the Trust from its
inauguration in 1972. It is given to an individual who has given outstanding personal service
to the Trust. The award is a silver rose bowl which is presented at the AGM by Sir David

1995Frank Turland
1996Heather Ferguson
1997Freda Moon
1998Gerry Wareham
1999Teddy Neville-Jones
2000Michael A’Court
2001Mike Markey
2002David Granger
2003Barbara McEwen
2004Bernard Dyer
2005Ben Vowles
2006Sheila Cox
2007Elizabeth Granger
2008David Garlick
2009Daphne Howell
2010Jim Gordon
2011David Morris (posthumously)
2012Mary Cooper
2013Malcolm Parry-Davies
2014Peter Lamb & Pat Woodruff
2015Graham Turner
2016Jeremy Waters
2017Sir David & Lady Coates
2018Peter Burt
2019Margaret Morris
2020Dick Appleton
2021Robert Heaton
2022Jan Marsh
2023Julie Reid

Ferguson Award

To commemorate the significant contribution that Alisdair Ferguson made not only to the
Trust but even more specifically to the maritime related well-being of the whole Poole area.
It is given to individuals who as leaders of their organisation made an outstanding
contribution to the community as far as possible in parallel with that made by Alisdair
himself. The award is an inscribed glass vase which is presented at the Trust Autumn Supper
by the President.

2005Giles SturdyChairman, Poole Harbour Commissioners
2006Robert BraithwaiteManaging Director, Sunseeker
2007Ian AndrewsChief Executive, Poole Borough Council
2008Helen BrothertonPresident, local National Trust & Dorset Wildlife Trust
2009Jim StewartChief Executive, Poole Harbour Commissioners
2011Gordon PageChairman, Hamworthy Engineering
2012John McBrideCEO, Poole Council
2013Richard LaceyChairman, Poole Harbour Commissioners
2014Jim McGregorPoole pilot
2015Peter Gordon
2016Dave ParhamWork on Swash Channel Wreck
2017“Smiler” Purdy
2019Dr CottManager, Brownsea Island
2020Jim Gordon (posthumously)
2021No award
2022Lilian LadleArchaeologist

Turland Memorial Award

To commemorate the considerable contribution made to the Trust by Frank and Mary
Turland who were joint Secretarys from inauguration. Frank was head of Graphic Design at
Bournemouth and Poole College and Mary was the Head Administrator. During their time at
the College, they made a considerable contribution to the arts scene in the conurbation. It is
awarded to a local student from Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) who has shown the greatest
promise in the preceding year. The award is a cheque for £300 which is presented at the
graduation ceremonies in July.


Jenny Kohler  BA (Hons) Visual Communications

The winner of the 2023 Turland Award is Jenny Kohler. Her Final Major Project tells an engaging narrative from her Grandad who was part of the Italian resistance fighters during the Second World War. She collated an archive of tapes that details these stories which he recorded before he passed away.

Jenny is a multidisciplinary designer who enjoys visual storytelling across graphic design, branding, editorial, print and 2D animation. Her previous experience includes working as part of an in-house media team at Camp IHC and working remotely on freelance projects for charity organisation SCOPE.

For her FMP Jenny decided to translate her grandfather’s war diaries, recorded on cassette tapes, into an editorial piece to preserve and share his first-hand experiences in the Italian Campaign.  Jenny translated the diaries using audio on her phone and then using Happy Scribe to transcribe the audio.  She then went on to translate the diaries into visual forms using type, illustration, print and bookbinding for the finished project.

PMT committee members were unanimous in choosing this project to win the 2023 Turland Award.


The winner of this years Turland Award, Patricia Gonclaves, grew up and currently lives in Poole. Patricia has a BA (Hons) Fashion from the Arts University, Bournemouth. The winner was selected by members of Poole Maritime Trust committee from seven nominations. Patricia was nominated for the award by Elena Crehan, Senior Lecturer. Patricia has created a contemporary streetwear collection for both men and women based on her experience of childhood epilepsy.

“Brainwave” is a luxury streetwear collection that provides a sense of comfort, protection and functionality. The purpose of the collection is to raise awareness for the lifelong impacts of epilepsy and how restricting it can be. Her research began by investigating the condition’s medical history and safety precautions associated with seizures. Consequently, silhouettes have been informed by photographs of comforting childhood memories and studies of hands. A sense of touch and safety can be implied from images where arms are wrapped round one another. The collection was selected to show on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week.

This years winning design

2001Sue Lear
2002Margaret Gregory
2003Christopher Frazier
2004Laura Walters
2005Debbie Powell
2007Adam Gale
2008Joe Barnes
2009Ellie Stead
2010Michael Beel
2011Alycia Maylen BA (Hons) Arts & Events Management
2012Diana Chipchase
2013Lauren Holman
2014Christabel Budd
2018Jessica Mountfield
2019Charlotte Woodland BA (Hons) Architecture
2020Bethany Drake
2021Kira Bennett
2022Patricia Gonclaves
2023Jenny Kohler