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National Volunteers Week 1-7 June 19

Posted on 20/05/2019 by Anne Budd

Volunteers at Work Forward deck

Without Volunteers Freshspring wouldn’t still be afloat, never mind welcoming visitors to enjoy her as a historic and educational attraction! As a result we are celebrating National Volunteers Week with support from TTVS by presenting certificates of recognition to one Ship Volunteer and one Freshspring Trustee. The awards take place at Bideford…

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Freshspring Welcomes Visitors

Posted on 20/05/2019 by Anne Budd

Open Day 21 Apr 19

Freshspring opened to the public for the 2019 season on Sunday 7th April and is now open every Sunday from 11:30 – 16:00. We’ve been really pleased with the number of visitors to the ship, averaging around 70 people each open day and with lots of new things to see the feedback has been really positive. The teddy crew have understandably…

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The Chairman of the Trust itinerary for April 2019

Posted on 12/04/2019 by Anne Budd

Chairman and Ships Model at U3A lunch

17th April 2019 - Receiving the Bideford Town Council grant cheque for £1,200 25th April 2019 - Guest speaker at Bideford Rotary Club lunch                            27th April 2019 at 2:00pm - Guest speaker at The Bristol Branch of The Paddle Steamer Preservation…

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The Master and his Mate heralding a new beginning for 2019

Posted on 04/04/2019 by Anne Budd

Captain & Mate Bears

The Master and Mate of the SS Freshspring would like to announce the arrival of our revamped website.  The About Us, Learning and Get Involved sections have been improved. To find out about the Ship’s specifications and auxiliaries please visit the Ship page, you can also take the Ship’s tour. Please note that we have added a shop window…

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South West Industrial Heritage Network at King Edward Mine Museum on 28th March

Posted on 03/04/2019 by Anne Budd

The Steamship Freshspring Society chairman attended the first meeting of the South West Industrial Heritage Network at King Edward Mine Museum on 28th March and was guest speaker. The Industrial heritage Network is a National body which works to advise and connect Industrial heritage sites to enhance Heritage Tourism and to ensure collaboration.…

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Historic Steamship open to the Public on Sunday 7th April 2019

Posted on 22/03/2019 by Anne Budd

Visitor on Freshspring

The Steamship Freshspring, alongside at Bideford Quay, officially opens to the public on Sunday 7th April 2019. With on board activities, Freshspring makes an ideal, cost effective family attraction with the sights, sounds and smells of a working steamship.  Our volunteers have been working in all weathers to get her looking great for her visitors,…

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