The Friends of HMS Conway was formed in 1996 to preserve the memory of the training school ship HMS Conway through the acquisition, maintenance and display of artefacts and memorabilia connected with the ship and the later shore establishment.
Our first task was to establish the wonderful memorial chapel and museum in the Scriptorium in Birkenhead Priory, overlooking the ship’s old mooring in the Sloyne at Rock Ferry on the Mersey. Since then we have transformed the building with a number of impressive “stained glass” memorial windows and the ship’s original Memorial and Honours Boards. We have also completed numerous projects around the UK to preserve the good name of HMS Conway, the most recent being the installation of a memorial window on Bangor Pier covering the ship’s time there.
Capt Derrick Kemp (Old Botha), Chairman, The Friends of HMS Conway
PLAS NEWYYD MEMORIAL APPEAL
In 2019 we launched an appeal to create a unique Conway Memorial at Plas Newydd. This will commemorate the ship’s time there from 1949 to 1953, and all the cadets who trained there from 1949 to 1974. We invite you support this appeal, full details are here.