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£955raised of £1,500 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £955 to keep us operating through the Lottery bid process

    Lower Halstow, Kent, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 9th March 2016

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    The Westmoreland Trust Community Interest Company (CIC) is seeking to restore, and subsequently operate as a Heritage asset, the Sailing Barge Westmoreland.

    Whilst the volunteer members of the Trust are working hard to complete and submit the Heritage Lottery bid (which – if successful - would fund both the restoration and establishment of operations) there are on-going costs which we must cover to allow them the time to do so.

    Sailing Barge Westmoreland is the last surviving Kent brick barge. Built in Conyer in 1900, she worked from Lower Halstow for 60 years, taking bricks from the brickfields there up the Thames to London.

    Both the Lower Halstow brickfields, and the Westmoreland are a vital part of the local heritage, and we hope to tell the story of this lost industry through the barge once she is fully restored.

    The volunteer members of the Trust hope to submit the bit in the first half of 2016. If successful, the Westmoreland will be restored, and operate from the Lower Halstow dock once again.

    Whilst not glamorous, there are costs in standing still and operating a company such as the Westmoreland Trust, such as liability insurance for the Westmoreland on her buoy in the creek, and the preparation and submission of accounts.

    The money raised will cover such bills which will become due through 2016.



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      • Tom Wallace

        Tom Wallace

        Mar 7, 2016


      • Julian and Bridget Cass

        Julian and Bridget Cass

        Mar 5, 2016

        Wishing you the best of luck with Westmoreland - I fondly remember sailing aboard her with the Barge Club many years ago.


      • Tony and Jennifer Clark

        Tony and Jennifer Clark

        Feb 29, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Feb 26, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Feb 22, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Feb 17, 2016


      • Adrian Spencer

        Adrian Spencer

        Feb 16, 2016


      About the fundraiser
      Gavin Carey

      Gavin Carey

      Lower Halstow, Kent, United Kingdom

      Born in Kent, I grew up in various villages with links to the brick-making industry. Now a resident of Lower Halstow, I recently became a volunteer director of the Westmoreland Trust CIC. By day, I work as a Product Manager in the IT industry.

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