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New Mast arriving at Bideford Quay and safely stowed on deck

Posted on 30/01/2020 by Anne Budd

Mast - arriving at Bideford Quay

On the 15th of January a squared Douglas Fir tree was delivered to SS Freshspring from Lord Clinton's estate having been selected and felled some months ago. This is the foundation for the creation of a new mast for the ship. The original having long since been removed as it was a danger. Our gallant ship volunteers under the guidance of highly…

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Volunteers get together in the crews accommodation

Posted on 24/01/2020 by Anne Budd

Ship Volunteers in the Galley relaxing after a hard day on deck

Ths was a volunteer led event in the newly painted crews accommodation. The wood burner helped with the cosy atmosphere and the festive spirit was enjoyed by all.  This event shows the team camaraderie and the ships material progress whiich made it possible to have hold this event onboard. If you’d like to volunteer on the ship, please…

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Steamship Freshspring New Awning for the Deck project has reached its target

Posted on 21/01/2020 by Anne Budd

SSFS Model with AWning on Lake

We are happy to announce, that thanks to all of our backers we have been able to reach our target of £7495. We plan to have the awning in place by the 31st March 2020, in time for the ships formal reopening to the public over the Easter weekend of the 10th April 2020. So come and join us in celebrating this new year at the opening…

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Steamship Freshspring New Awning for the Deck project is about to close

Posted on 18/01/2020 by Anne Budd

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The Crowdfunding campaign is due to close at 9pm tomorrow Sunday 19th January but it is not too late to be part of this amazing jounrey to help Freshspring steam again. We have raised 81% of our target, thanks to our supporters, but need one final push to get us over the line. Please kindly donate generously to support this project by clicking…

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Steamship Freshspring New Awning for the Deck

Posted on 26/11/2019 by Anne Budd

SSFS Model with AWning on Lake

The Crowdfunding campaign is due to close at 9pm tomorrow Sunday 19th January but it is not too late to be part of this amazing jounrey to help Freshspring steam again. We have raised 81% of our target, thanks to our supporters, but need one final push to get us over the line. Please kindly donate generously to support this project by clicking…

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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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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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