Welcome to the Appledore Maritime Heritage Trust (AMHT).

Registered Charity: 1115006

The Trust is a Charitable Trust, registered with the Charity Commission (CC no 1115006), with the aims to acquire and restore heritage assets in order to preserve the area's long and established maritime heritage.

Charitable objects:

FOR ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF APPLEDORE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

Activities:

INSTIGATING AND ORGANISING MARITIME, HERITAGE, AND COMMUNITY RELATED CHARITABLE PROJECTS IN APPLEDORE AND THE NORTHERN DEVON AREA.


A great example of this is the recent generous donation to the Trust of the former RNLI Lifeboat 'Jane Hannah MacDonald III', which served Appledore and the wider North Devon area from 1910 to 1922, saving 23 lives.

This Lifeboat is a true piece of local heritage with generations of Appledore people having served the RNLI for nearly two centuries. The history of JHM III is documented.

The Trust (AMHT) will consider other heritage items and it welcomes recommendations for further research. Please click here for details.

A good example is Richmond Dock, which has long been an initiative for the Trust. AMHT works to save and preserve the Grade II* listed Dock for future use as an operational site for the repair and renovation of heritage ships with workshops and visitors' facilities.


Support AMHT, and preserve Appledore's heritage.

Donations will be gratefully received.


Proud member of National Historic Ships and the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships.