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Industrial Heritage Network Cornwall & Devon (IHNCD) meeting on Wednesday 18th September

Posted on 14/09/2019 by Anne Budd

Open Day 21 Apr 19

The Freshspring Trust are hosting an Industrial Heritage Network Meeting (Cornwall & Devon) on Wednesday 18th September 2018 here in Bideford Pannier Pantry from 0930-1530. The day will involve representatives from a range of heritage attractions, keen to network and learn together. Freshspring are giving a presentation on Engagement, with Lynton…

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Family Fun Days on board the Ship

Posted on 16/08/2019 by Anne Budd

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Lovely to see children enjoying our family activities on board the ship. Come and have a go yourself!  Every Sunday until the end of the summer holiday, 11:30am-4:00pm

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Summer Family Days on board Ship - items needed

Posted on 01/08/2019 by Anne Budd

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We have an appeal. We are now in full flow for the school holidays and could do with some extra items for on board the ship for the Family Fun days. These items will be valuable at any time in the future too. Should you come across anything like the following, please consider donating, purchasing or let Hayley Buscombe (Hayley Buscombe )  or John…

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Social event at North Devon Yacht Club on Friday 26th July

Posted on 01/08/2019 by Anne Budd

Volunteers Social Event Jul 2019 (i)

Around thirty Freshspring “crew” and their partners attended a social event at North Devon Yacht Club on Friday 26th July. The event was organised by the ship team for all volunteers. It was a lovely evening, drinks and conversation happened out on the terrace before curry, followed by pavolva. It was an excellent supper. We were accommodated…

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Bideford Water Festival 28th July 2019

Posted on 01/08/2019 by Anne Budd

Bideford Water Festival Jul 2019 - Steamship

The Bideford Water Festival on the 28th July was a major achievement for the Freshspring Trust. We ran steamboat trips to view SS Freshspring from the water and these were incredibly popular. We had so many ad hoc volunteers who just came to help us and it made it great fun for us all. Thank you to Woody for conning the boat so well and Mark for helping…

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Chulmleigh Community College Aspire Day 18th July 2019

Posted on 30/07/2019 by Anne Budd

CAAD Welcome July 2019

The objective for the day was to enlighten a group of eighteen Year 10 pupils about careers in maritime. We were extremely lucky to have the sea cadets’ engineering pod to support us as well as Captain Kevin Slade with his Merchant Navy presentation. The Pod could only cater for a limited number of students at a time, so we divided the class into…

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