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Closed 26/02/2017

£763raised of £2,000 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £763 to The Mersey Ferry Preservation Trust aims is to preserve and ensure the Mersey Ferry.

    Wirral, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 26th February 2017

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    Royal Daffodil was a famous Mersey Ferry she has not been used for 4 years. Owners Merseytravel have kindly agreed to let her go but it is a strong possibility that she will be broken up.

    The Mersey Ferries have been a life long tradition of crossing the mersey and cruising. We want to give her a new life by preserving her. She was built at Cammell Laird Ship yard on the Mersey as MV Overchurch in 1962 before later obtaining the name Royal Daffodil.

    The Overchurch as she was known once carried Princess Alexandra to open the new Cammell Laird Dry Dock. We want to ensure that this vessel is kept as she should be in a Merseyside Dock and so that her history is carried on for future generations to enjoy and understand.



    • Paul Redfern

      Paul Redfern

      5 months ago

      Paul Redfern

      Thank you all very much for the donations. We appreciate every single one of them and every single penny raised is going toward helping us to keep a piece of Merseyside Maritime History Alive.

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    6 months ago

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    • Robert Henderson

      Robert Henderson

      Feb 6, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Jan 27, 2017

      Brilliant, so glad to see this ferry being brought back to life, it's part of Liverpool.

    • Anonymous


      Jan 22, 2017

    • Linda Gaines

      Linda Gaines

      Jan 9, 2017

      Good Luck saving the Overchurch by keeping her alive in Liverpool! Great to see you all trying to stop another piece of our irreplaceable history rotting away like the Royal Iris has been allowed to.


    • Tina Little

      Tina Little

      Jan 8, 2017

      My dad took us for days out on the ferry it's part of our lives and our waterfront heritage . We owe to others to keep this vessel on our river - Good Luck


    • Howard Harrison

      Howard Harrison

      Jan 7, 2017

      Hope it helps


    • Phil Longfoot

      Phil Longfoot

      Dec 12, 2016

      If there is anyway I can help practically I would like to. im not a trades man but if I can help any other way let me know


    About the fundraiser
    Paul Redfern

    Paul Redfern

    Wirral, United Kingdom

    How we will use our £2000. As we are in the formative stages of the trust, it will allow us to make the website live, pay for publicity for the group, investigate costs for a berth and maintenance,and go towards feasibility / consultancy fees.

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