april newsletter ISSUE 36

The Cervia is open all the Easter weekend, subject to volunteers being available. opening times are 11am until 4pm, we welcome all our tug friends and new visitors for what continues to be a great day out in Ramsgate Royal harbour. whilst visiting you are also welcome to visit the Maritime Museum, next to Cervia,...
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march newsletter ISSUE 35

Officially spring starts today, which should help the maintenance volunteers finally get on with the jobs delayed by the weather, i hope. The capstan restoration work is ongoing, as is the cylinder heads, and we have a bilge pump not working, apart from that, the Cervia has got through another winter as she enters her...
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january newsletter ISSUE 34

From all of the volunteers on board cervia, we wish all of the helpers, KCC,and the Ramsgate Town Council, who gave their generous support,throughout 2016, a very happy and safe new year to you all. Work on board recommences at the end of January. As always, more volunteers are needed, particularly during the summer at...
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december newsletter ISSUE 33

At this time of the year, the whole of Ramsgate Harbour looks spectacular, with almost everything that floats illuminated with Christmas lights, including of course Cervia. The volunteers are due to take an extended Christmas break, well deserved i have to say. The fact that they turn up every week whatever the weather, to labour...
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november newsletter ISSUE 32

For the month of November the focus on board is to finish the painting of the superstructure using the colour saddle brown. this colour was chosen many years ago. Whilst not the same shade of the original teak, which had a hint of orange in it, and was the colour of all of the Watkins...
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october newsletter ISSUE 31

After a long wait, the welding has finally been completed, courtesy of the Weld of Fabrication, st peters, broadstairs. We have new and repaired hand rails all around the boat deck, restored ladders to the flying bridge, and new and repaired hand rails up there as well. Two of our large air vents have also...
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september newsletter ISSUE 30

A large number of situations  have been going on last month, first off we had the problem of how to move 900 feet and several tons of anchor chain from the walkway that was taken out of the chain locker. Thanet Fit club came to the rescue 7.30 one sunday morning, and physically carried it onto...
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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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