Thursday 18th July Chumleigh Academy Aspire Day Sunday 28th July Bideford Water Festival on Bideford quay 12:30 to 6:30pm. the Ship will be Open as usual and there will be Steamboat rides from the old bridge.
Blog > June 2019
The ship will be open all day, we will have a stand in the park, ropemaking and there will be steam engine rides. Start 11.00, finish 5.00pm.
On the 19th June, SS Freshspring was reunited with her siren, which was removed some 30 years ago. This represents another step towards the ultimate goal of bringing the ship back into steam. Navy ships used a special type of siren not used on other ships. It was designed to be an effective signalling system in fog.
It was a very successful day with discussions around local services and how we can be supportive of people in our community. A whole range oforganisations attended making it easier to understand what services are available locally. Talking face to face with many of these was a very positive outcome.
At this event awards were given to two Freshspring Society Volunteers for the work they do in supporting the Trust. Anne Budd has brought very valuable IT and Management skills which have elevated both communications and potential of the charity. Bill Slipper has been a stalwart volunteer on the ship, providing support and advice for all those who need…