BIDEFORD Quay will be helping a very special ship to celebrate a very special anniversary on Sunday, August 3. A day of festivities has been organised to make the 50th birthday of Lundy Island passenger ship and supply vessel, MS Oldenburg. From 1-4pm,

BIDEFORD Quay will be helping a very special ship to celebrate a very special anniversary on Sunday, August 3. A day of festivities has been organised to make the 50th birthday of Lundy Island passenger ship and supply vessel, MS Oldenburg. From 1-4pm, members of the public will be able to step on board for a tour of the historic ship, while back on dry land, the Lundy Island exhibition trailer will feature the history of the MS Oldenburg in pictorial form.From 5-6pm, "Shake a leg" shanty singers, a samba parade, and Bideford Town Band will be performing on the quayside.From 6pm, presentations will be made by Reinhardt Hempen, son of the ship's first ever captain. There will also be addresses by Bideford Mayor Caroline Church, the Rev Andrew Richardson; and Derek Green, Lundy Island general manager.The events will precede a special "black-tie" cruise along the River Torridge to the sounds of Guy Fenton's All Stars Jazz band.For tickets and more information about the cruise, sailing at 7pm and returning to Bideford Quay at approximately 9.45-10pm, telephone (01271) 863636.