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Bringing Freshsprings Future Mast to Life

Our ships manager has learned new skills to bring Freshsprings future mast to life, with the donated wood taking shape for its new role. When the beautiful new mast and foredeck awning are in place, Freshspring will be well and truly ready to welcome her visitors back...

The mast still progresses beautifully

2020-07-09T18:33:00Z The mast still progresses under the watchful eye, and hand, of Pete. It now looks splendid!!!!!

Annual General Meeting of the Steamship Freshspring Trust

2020-07-17T16:48:00Z This year the Annual General Meeting of the Steamship Freshspring Trust will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday 1st August 2020 via Zoom online conferencing, The decision to hold the Annual General Meeting as an online meeting is brought about by...

Work continues in the boiler room, crew bunk room and boatdeck

2020-07-20T12:00:00Z We are planning a survey of the boiler and currently, we are preparing for this work. A rare picture of the inside of the boiler. Bill working in the crew bunk room. It will soon be as immaculate as the mess area. The woodpeckers are at work...

We are delighted to announce that Charlotte is returning from furlough!

2020-07-23T15:33:00Z We are delighted to announce that on 1st August Charlotte will be returning from furlough to her two days a week employment. Charlotte was employed as our Project Manager under the OH project but before she was furloughed we had received...

A rare insight of the Boiler room captured on video

2020-07-28T15:16:00Z Last week a boiler inspector visited SS Freshspring and gave us some indication of how much cleaning is required before the first stage of inspection. Buoyed up by this, preparation work continues in the boiler room and although the lighting in...

Family Fun Days on board the Ship Bank Holiday weekend last year

2020-08-28T14:18:00Z Looking back at happy times when the ship was open and Families Fun days were in full flight..... Lovely to see children enjoying our family activities on board the ship. Come and have a go yourself!  Let's look forward to the reopening of...

Friday 25th September saw BMT Global visit Freshspring to start filming our Virtual Reality (VR) Tour.

2020-10-01T15:06:00Z VR will allow visitors to enjoy the ship without having to go into confined spaces, in fact they'll be able to see parts of the ship not accessible by a more traditional tour.  We're really excited to be working with BMT Global on this...

Steamship Freshspring Celebrates 4 Years in Bideford on 16th October 2020

2020-10-16T15:41:00Z Follow this link for a message from our chairman on this special anniversary on Friday 16th Otcober 2020: https://youtu.be/_7VwSj3Jueo On the 16th October 2016, Freshspring, towed by Severn Sea, made her way down the Bristol channel and up...

Freshspring now has a fantastic awning ready to use

2020-11-11T14:57:00Z After a successful Crowdfunding Campaign completed in January of this year, Freshspring now has a fantastic awning ready to use as soon as restrictions allow. The awning provides an undercover area on Freshsprings foredeck, making a range of...
A rare insight of the Boiler room captured on video

A rare insight of the Boiler room captured on video

2020-07-28T15:16:00Z Last week a boiler inspector visited SS Freshspring and gave us some indication of how much cleaning is required before the first stage of inspection. Buoyed up by this, preparation work continues in the boiler room and although the lighting in...

Freshspring now has a fantastic awning ready to use

Freshspring now has a fantastic awning ready to use

2020-11-11T14:57:00Z After a successful Crowdfunding Campaign completed in January of this year, Freshspring now has a fantastic awning ready to use as soon as restrictions allow. The awning provides an undercover area on Freshsprings foredeck, making a range of...

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