The Kathleen and May - 13th January 1978
Exeter Maritime Museum have offered to give a home to the Kathleen and May, the 77-year-old schooner with strong Appledore associations which the Maritime Trust are considering moving from Plymouth to London.
The Trust say the viewing fees from the public visiting the schoome at Sutton do not cover maintenance costs and they think a move to London could remedy this situation. The Exeter Museum think she should stay in the area.
The Kathleen and May, built at Connah's Quay in North Wales, was at one time a familiar part of the Bristol Channel coasting trade and particularly well known at Appledore. It was in North Devon that she was restored in 1965 before being acquired by the Trust in 1970.