Freshspring receives her wheelhouse

On Monday 16th April 2018 many months of work, as part of a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Bideford Bridge Trust, Torridge District Council, Headly Trust and Balsdon Trust, saw SS Freshspring receive her timber wheelhouse. The wheelhouse still requires final fitting and fitting out, but vastly improves the looks of the ship once again and creates a useable visitor and education space.

John Puddy, chairman of the Freshspring Society, said: “This is a great day for us because we have taken delivery of our new wheelhouse which has been fully restored by Cornish-based shipright Butler and Co"

This would not have been possible without the hardwork carried out by our dedicated volunteers, for whom we are very greatful.

More pictures are available from the North Devon Gazette website here