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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september newsletter ISSUE 19

On the first of September 2015,for the first time in over 50 years, the Watkins flag was raised on the Cervia's new formast. Watkins were the original owners of the Cervia,( see Cervia past on the main menu for more information ). After the reverend Stuart Piper had blessed the new masts, the Mayor of...
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Cervia Mast

Cervia's new masts After a year of fund raising and working hard on preparing two trees, the Cervia’s new masts were finally lifted into place on Tuesday 4th August 2015. The photos show the various stages, starting with the placing of coins as is the custom, at the base of the masts. All the wires...
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august newsletter ISSUE 18

THERE UP The Cervia now looks like a "proper" tug. On Tuesday the 4th august 2015, a huge crane parked up on the starboard side of the Cervia, and began the task of lifting into position, two brand new masts. After a year of fund raising by the volunteers, and a year of working on...
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july newsletter ISSUE 17

The mast fittings are almost complete, despite several setbacks with the fittings not being the right size and things not lining up properly. However, we are virtually finished and ready to move onto the next stage, this includes final painting of the masts, fitting the wire ropes or shrouds to the top of the masts,...
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june newsletter ISSUE 16

The choir night was a big success, we raised £250.00. I should like to say thank you to the choir, thorley taverns, and to everybody who helped out on the night. see photo of the choir.         we had a visit on board from several retired crewman, seen in the pictures, Mick...
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may newsletter ISSUE 15

firstly, apologies to our regular visitors, due to a spell in hospital i was unable to publish the  April newsletter. the weather has improved so painting has started up again, and it was good to see visitors on board over the Easter weekend. in the cinema room the large TV monitor didn't survive the winter...
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march newsletter ISSUE 14

The exiting new brochure that we have been working on for some time, is now at the printers, and we are hoping for delivery in time for Easter.  if you are a visitor from another area to the Cervia or Ramsgate maritime museum, please ask for some to take home with you, so that you...
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