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Totnes play galleon is launched

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: February 19, 2013

  • Bailey Mitchell

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A NEW Play Galleon at Steamer Quay in Totnes was officially “launched” at the weekend.

The 12-metre replica sixteenth century galleon was designed by Totnes architect Ann Morris and hand-crafted using traditional methods by local boatbuilder, Ashley Butler.

She replaces the much-loved old galleon which after 24 years of active service was showing heavy signs of wear.

Richard Mitchell from Bridgetown Alive! worked with the local community to secure £50,000 of lottery funding and make the project happen.

South Hams District Council, who own the land, helped remove the old play galleon and build a new base.

Totnes Town Council provided invaluable support to administer the project.

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