august newsletter ISSUE 29

I hope every body enjoyed the pod cast, this now  remains as a permanent extra on the main menu. a meeting between Thanet district council and the Ramsgate society, proved to unfortunate, as TDC, admitted that they had insufficient funds to join them on the lottery bid, even more disappointing as earlier on the same...
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Cervia Podcast from Thanet stories

Come aboard the largest vessel in Ramsgate Harbour, the Cervia Hear how this restored Thames tug has come back to life having been sunk by a terrible accident. Hear how our guide escaped death on the tugs by a matter of minutes. Share life on board and what role these vessels played in making London...
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July Newsletter ISSUE 28

There is currently a plan proposed by the Ramsgate Society, to bid for Heritage Lottery funding which includes Cervia. The bid, which comprises the Ramsgate Maritime Museum, the dry dock, the Sundowner, and Cervia. The bid involves Thanet District Council, whereby they become a partner in the scheme. The part that effects Cervia, would mean that...
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May Newsletter ISSUE 26

As reported in last months newsletter, the marine survey has now been published. The report was as expected. whilst everything above the waterline  has been addressed by the maintenance volunteers, and the condition is what could be consistence of a vessel of 70 years of age, its what we are unable to restore below the...
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April Newsletter ISSUE 25

A most important decision has been taken, one which with the benefit of hindsight, should have been taken a very long time ago. A marine surveyor has been appointed to carry out a detailed survey of the Cervia. The outcome of this could determine the ultimate fate of the vessel. Its worth remembering that the...
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March Newsletter ISSUE 24

We are hopeful of opening the Cervia throughout the Easter weekend, but this wont happen unless we get some volunteers on board to show the public around. So if your reading this and can help out, please contact the site with your contact details. An interesting website has just gone live, please log onto www.claxtonhistory.co.uk...
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January newsletter ISSUE 23

First of all on behalf of all of the volunteers, I should like to wish you all a very happy, prosperous and safe new year. there are many activities planned for 2016, keep watching what's happening on the website. During the dark winter months, because there is a reduction in our maintenance schedule,  there's not...
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December newsletter ISSUE 22

Happy Christmas to all of our supporters, the Cervia is now on display for the first time, covered in Christmas lights and floodlit as well. A big thank you to the Royal Temple Yacht club and Ramsgate Town Team for making this happen. Visit the Royal Ramsgate Harbour over the holidays and enjoy the spectacle...
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November newsletter ISSUE 21

The good news this month is that thanks to the Ramsgate town team, in conjunction with the Royal Temple yacht club, the Cervia will for the first time be joining in with all the other vessels in Ramsgate Harbour, and will be fully decorated with Christmas lights for the coming festive season. So be sure...
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October newsletter ISSUE 20

After the excitement of the last two months, it was fitting that Janet Watkins, the last of the Watkins family associated with tugs,   ( as a child she launched the Dhulia with her father J R Watkins ) travelled to Ramsgate to inspect  the Cervia. Of course the Watkins flag was flying from the foremast at the time,...
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