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Kathleen and May to return to Bideford this weekend

11:14 21 August 2014

The Kathleen & May

The Kathleen & May

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Iconic schooner will sail up the River Torridge on Saturday afternoon during homecoming trip.

The Kathleen and May will be making a homecoming trip to Bideford this weekend.

The iconic three-masted topsail schooner will be sailing up the Torridge at around 4.30pm on Saturday.

Phil Clarke, son of former councillor Steve Clarke who bought the vessel in 1985, said he hoped she would have an escort from the Bideford and Appledore gig clubs.

“She’ll be sailed in by John Pavitt, a former RNLI volunteer and friend of the family,” he said.

“She will then be moored on Bideford Quay for a couple of days.”

During the last week, the schooner has been moored in Gloucester and boarded by Hollywood movie stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

She will have a starring roll in the 2016 release Alice Through The Looking Glass.

1 comment

  • it was great to watch the Kathleen and May going past Appledore under full sail. This is where she belongs not Liverpool. I don't know why she can't be berthed in the old Richmond dock which is now lying idle? Come on Appledore bring her home and allow her to promote our village's maritime heritage

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    Jason Le Masurier

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

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