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Family Fun Days on board the Ship

Posted on 16/08/2019 by Anne Budd


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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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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