february newsletter ISSUE 13

A quiet month on board due mainly to volunteers holidays and winter weather, snow today.However, looking forward, we have a concert by the Thanet Male Voice choir booked for the 27th May, at the Pavilion Broadstairs, at 7.30pm.Get there early to get a seat. this is our second concert, and if its as good as...
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january newsletter ISSUE 12

Happy new year to all of you, especially our loyal supporters. The year starts with a request, I am pleased to say that from a zero start on our facebook page, we now have 98 LIKES, so if you're into facebook , be the first and  help us to get to one hundred. As there is...
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december newsletter ISSUE 11

At last the new steps are in place , and we can access the main deck safely. Some of the volunteers are pictured here, carrying out a weight and strain  test, to ensure they are safe and won't  collapse. All that's needed is the final coat of paint. Well done guys. As we come to...
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november newsletter ISSUE 10

Who ya gonna call ? just in time for Halloween !,  recent visits from two paranormal society's, resulted in the picture below.The strange misty shape on the right of the picture,appeared in a photo taken in the old saloon area during a midnight visit on board.what is it?. i leave it up to your imagination...
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october newsletter ISSUE 9

A surprise visit from Rosemary Fox, granddaughter of Charlie Pratt, captain of the Gondia, who kindly donated some rare photos, of now legendary Watkins captains in the early 50,s. these will be posted on the www.thamestugs.co.uk  website soon. Rosemary followed this a week later with an much appreciated donation to the CVC. On the downside,...
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september newsletter ISSUE 8

a very busy month on board, lots of visitors, including Jackie Simmons, who presented to us a DVD showing tugs, ships, and views of the Thames, this has been added to our comprehensive collection that we show to our visitors. the website has also been very busy, and for those of you out there who...
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august newsletter ISSUE 7

They have finally arrived, the two new masts were delivered last week, and have been raised to a working height on a scaffold construction .now the work starts. some of the fittings have also arrived, courtesy of "weld of fabrication", many thanks to Alan May. Bottle screws and shackles have been ordered through sandfords of...
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july newsletter ISSUE 6

up ,up, up, and its there.                   after many months of fundraising, making it from scratch, the long awaited funnel cover is in place. grateful thanks to all involved, especially Kieran, Graham, and Jim from complete scaffolding, for their help. the two new masts and some of...
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June Newsletter ISSUE 5

last Sunday on board the Cervia whilst we were open to the public,there was something even more interesting to see than usual,we had a visit from the newly elected Miss Ramsgate and her attendant princesses, who graced our wheelhouse. this month we are in a position to place an order for our new mainmast and...
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May Newsletter ISSUE 4

I am delighted to announce that the concert put on by thanet male voice choir on behalf of cvc,was a great success, and was enjoyed by a large group of friends and supporters. a total figure after expenses for the tmvc and a donation to the st Georges church, realized a net gain of £500.00...
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