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.
FOR ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF APPLEDORE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.
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.
20.08.20 The Trustees of AMHT wish to make the following statement. "We were unaware of the sale of Richmond Dock until this was made known to the public via Facebook. We have been aware that negotiations have been continuing for some time and have been communicating with Wheatcroft Group regarding this. We will endeavour to maintain contact with Wheatcroft Group and look forward to further discussions at some point, so we can better understand their longer term plans for Richmond Dock. We aim to support community involvement in the site to promote the best interests of the people of Appledore and the surrounding area".