Harbour Day 2013
Fri 24 May 2013

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Wells Harbour Commissioners celebrate their 350 year anniversary with a Harbour Day on 18th August 2013.

The fun packed day will include live bands and entertainment. Children can see puppeteer fishmongers bringing prawns and octopus to life and witness stirrings in the jellied eel bar. Exciting films and animations about the sea can been viewed inside a lighthouse along with face painting and a childrens entertainer. For the brave hearted you can even have a go at the climbing wall.

There will be marine themed childrens workshops or in the water you can book a kayak safari to take you round the creeks or have a go at paddle boarding just for fun.

In between time, you can mull around the maritime stalls, food stalls and local charity stalls or get a team together to have at competitions on the quay.

The Thames Barge Cambria will arrive in Wells for the day, built in 1906, she is famed as the last British registered vessel to carry a commercial cargo under sail alone (until 1970) and as such forms a unique part of our industrial and maritime heritage. She also came to Wells when operational so we welcome her back to the Port.

As well as the Cambria, the sailing barge Juno will return for a visit. Built at Charlie Ward's boatyard in March 2000, her design was inspired by the Thames Barges that used to trade in and out of Wells Harbour.

Local artist John Hurst will be holding an exhibition of his works over the weekend and John has kindly offered to give a % donation to the Wells Harbour Maritime Trust on sales made over the weekend. The Wells Harbour Maritime Trust benefits local young people in sailing and maritime activities.

The day has something for everyone, so please come along and join in our celebrations.

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