£720raised of £2,000 target by 23 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to The Mersey Ferry Preservation Trust aims is to preserve and ensure the Mersey Ferry.

Wirral, United Kingdom
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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.

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  • Paul Redfern

    Paul Redfern

    2 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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  • 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


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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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