Bramble Restoration Project

THE Shuttle launched an appeal to restore a historic canal boat named Bramble to her former glory at Stourport Canal Basins.

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Their Bramble Appeal raised £5,000 to get the 1934 working boat looking ship shape so children and visitors can learn from the heritage treasure.

Stourport Forward, in partnership with Stourport Civic Society, acquired Bramble from Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways) for just £1 and envisages her becoming a piece of living history.

Generations of school children are able to use her as an educational resource, to gain an insight into life on the waterways.

Bramble in the 1950's

The Georgian town of Stourport began life as a port on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal which was built by engineer and industrial revolution pioneer James Brindley and opened in 1771.


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More money need to be raised to maintain Bramble. If you wish to send a donation, make cheques payable to Stourport Forward Limited and send them to Tim Ellis, Stourport Forward Ltd, 1 Severn Side, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9EN. Please include your contact details as Stourport Forward would like to respond with letters of thanks to all those supporting the appeal.




The Bramble Restoration Project would like to thank the following people / businesses for their kind donations:

Kidderminster & District Lions Club
Clive Fletcher Associates
Colin Callaghan
BBLB Architects
Rodgers Leask
Pam Brown Associates
Gary Cowdrill
Maggie Smith – The Hollybush
Mrs Shelia Watson
Jeffrey Tume
Cafe Masala
Colin Hill
Brantano – Kidderminster Branch
Windlass Cafe – Stourport Canal Basins
The Inland Waterways Association
Thomas Vale Construction Plc
Elizabeth Bryant
Jo Atkiss
Ken Jackson
Spennells Tandoori
Cllr Dixon Sheppard
Jean Percivel
Lynne Round – Windlass Cafe
Cllr Mike Salter
Cllr Cliff Brewer
Alan Milward and Rita Phillips
Mrs Orme
Cllr Dave Little
Mike Freeman
Mark and Josh from The Cleaning Faerie
Thursfields Solicitors
Jack Mills
Areley Kings Village Hall
U3A Solihul
Rotary Club of Stourport
Arch Hill Court
Inland Waterways Association
Steve Smith and Ryan Clarke
Pete Brothwell
Tim Lewis – Village Carpenter
Cllr Chris Rogers
Dave Moore
Joe Hollingshead
Martin Brookes
J & H Trimmings