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Steamship Freshspring Society AGM 2018

Posted on 04/03/2018 by Stephen Attenborough

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This is the fifth Annual General Meeting of the Steamship Freshspring Society, which will conclude with a talk from Rear Admiral Nigel Guild. Non-members are welcome to attend, but are not eligible to vote. A buffet lunch is available at a cost of £6, orders must be placed by Friday 6th April, either by email to john.puddy@ssfreshspring.co.uk…

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Bideford to Instow and Appledore delivery of Freshspring Steam Beer

Posted on 13/06/2017 by Stephen Attenborough

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This Sunday, 18th June, will see a special delivery of Freshspring Steam Beer, produced by Clearwater brewery, Bideford. The consignment of Freshspring Steam Beer will be taken from Bideford Station to Instow along the Tarka trail, which was formerly the main rail line between Bideford and Barnstaple, using a minature steam traction engine. It will…

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Freshspring Bideford social and Knot tie Wednesday 17th May, 7pm

Posted on 03/05/2017 by Stephen Attenborough

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This month we'll have a special guest speaker in the form of Colin Byfleet from the Knot tiers association with activities and demonstrations to keep you amused. Come along and tie yourself in knots ! There will also be an announcement about a day trip we are planning. Come along next week to learn more and book your place. Non-members are welcome…

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Easter 2017 public openings

Posted on 08/04/2017 by Stephen Attenborough

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Following the successful opening of the ship to the membership over the weekend, the ship will be open again for guided tours on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April from 2pm until 4pm. Groups of visitors will have the opportunity to board Freshspring in Bideford and be given a guided tour of the original crew accommodation, Master's cabin and finally…

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Stemship Freshspring Society AGM 2017

Posted on 30/03/2017 by Stephen Attenborough

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The Steamship Freshspring Society AGM will be held at the Royal Hotel, Bideford, EX39 4AE on Saturday 8th April at 2.30pm Non-members are welcome, but you will not be eligible to vote. However, you can join online via our website http://www.ssfreshspring.co.uk/society Arrangements have been made for a guest speaker and we will be reviewing the progress…

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Bideford public social Wednesday 15th February

Posted on 05/02/2017 by Stephen Attenborough

We will be holding our regular open gathering again at the Café Onboard in Bideford on Wednesday 15th February from 7pm. This is an informal social meeting, with a short period of official business at the beginning, followed by Doug Brodie, who  will speak about his days at sea in the 1950s and 60s and go on to tell of more recent involvement…

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2016 end of year social

Posted on 17/12/2016 by Stephen Attenborough

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Thank you to all of the members and supporters who came along to our end of year social at the Cafe Onboard and made it such a great success.   We are very grateful for the kind generosity of all who donated raffle prizes, our live music for the evening, The Alchemists (https://www.facebook.com/alchemistsband/) and Bob for providing the venue,…

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Bideford public meeting Wednesday 16th November

Posted on 09/11/2016 by Stephen Attenborough

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We will be holding our regular open meeting again on board the café barge in Bideford on Wednesday 16th November from 7pm. This is an informal social meeting, with a short period of official business at the beginning. We have commenced works on the gangway system to the ship to enable volunteers on board for inductions. At the meeting we will…

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Bideford public meeting 7pm Wednesday 19th October

Posted on 17/10/2016 by Stephen Attenborough

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Freshspring is now safely berthed in Bideford and your help is needed to make sure she is a success. To find out how you could get involved and have updates on our plans, we would be delighted to welcome you to our public meeting at the 'Café Onboard' this Wednesday 19th October from 7.00pm 'Café Onboard' can be found at…

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Bideford open meeting - 13th September 2016

Posted on 03/09/2016 by Stephen Attenborough

Come and learn about the Freshspring project, see and hear our updates of the works in the drydock, meet the team and find out how you could get involved with work onboard the ship, outreach and with our educational aspirations at our public meeting at the Bideford Conservative Club on Tuesday 13th September from 7.00pm Bideford Conservative Club can…

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