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National Volunteer Week TTVS held a celebration event at Bideford Rugby Club on Wednesday 5th June 2019

Posted on 10/06/2019 by Anne Budd

TTVS Volunteer Awards 2019

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…

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Saturday 25th May Bideford Bike show and SS Freshspring was Open to Visitors

Posted on 31/05/2019 by Anne Budd

Bideford Bike Show 2019 (1)

Saturday the 25th May was the Bideford Bike show. It was the biggest show ever with bikes all along the quay. SS Freshspring was open for the day and attracted over 111 visitors. She was open again on Sunday with her, now usual, over 70 visitors. The tour guide leaflets are proving very popular and visitors typically spend up to one hour on board. Our…

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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 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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