Steamship Freshspring project

16 December, 2019

Wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to enjoy the Steamship Freshspring, berthed alongside Bideford Quay in beautiful North Devon, whatever the weather?

Built in 1946, she is the last surviving example of the Fresh Class of water carriers that supplied our Royal Navy.

Steamship Freshspring is today berthed at Bideford Quay and a static exhibit enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

The Steamship Freshspring Trust is an educationally orientated charity which owns the historic vessel. Their aim is to both restore the ship to working condition and to use it as an educational resource.

The objective is that by 2025 the SS Freshspring will be fully restored to working order and a nationally recognised attraction, both as a maritime resource and as an educational facility and tourist attraction to North Devon.

The next step is to make the available space on board as useful as possible by fitting an enclosed awning over the deck which will be custom-built.

The awning will make a fantastic covered space for a range of special events, disabled visitors and a variety of school group activities.

To fund this, the Trust is looking to raise £7,525. 49% of this has been raised already but you could help to get them to 100% to take this project forward.

To be part of this amazing journey to help Freshspring steam again, and to find out more information, visit the crowdfunding page.

All donations will help support this wonderful project.