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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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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