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Visit to Fremington Quay and Torridge Estuary (IA Section)

Mon. 13 August 2018 at 2:00 pm

£3 – £17

The visit consists of three related activities:

2.00 pm: Guided walk around Fremington Quay, looking at lime kilns, old railway sidings, Fremington dock, a visit to the interpretative centre (old signal box). The leader John Bradbeer comes from Barnstaple and is recommended by Museums Development of North Devon Council.

The cost is £3 for DA members, £5 for non-DA members. No booking is required.

4.00 – 5.30pm: Discretionary visits. In the time between the talk and the boat trip, those attending both may wish to explore Appledore (N. Devon Maritime Museum closes at 5pm), or Bideford (Burton Art Gallery closes at 5pm).

6.30 pm: Boat trip from Appledore to Fremington Quay and back. Starting at the Appledore Ferry Pick-up point, the trip takes in the old fuel-loading jetty on the River Taw and looks at Babcock’s International shipyard on the River Torridge. Led by Dave Gage, skipper of the ‘Cheeky Monkey’, who has run trips for many years, and was the subject of a ‘Boat Stories’ film by Jo Stewart Smith.

The cost will be £12 per person for both DA-members and non-members and there is a maximum of 10, so early booking is advised.


Mon. 13 August 2018
2:00 pm
£3 – £17
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Adrian Wills)
01237 477705