About The Appledore Maritime Heritage Trust

Trust Aims

The Trust has four key aims to maintain focus when considering and undertaking heritage initiatives:


To acquire or receive heritage assets into the Trust and maintain a register.


To restore heritage assets by construction, or reconstruction, to a state which is deemed historically or present day appropriate.


To preserve heritage assets, by protecting them from damage, repairing them or by performing maintenance.


To share the restoration process, develop local skills, bring relevance of the local maritime heritage to today’s local community.

The Trust

The Appledore Maritime Heritage Trust (AMHT) was established in 2017 to ensure Appledore Village and the surrounding area retains its maritime identity with the passage of time, protecting heritage assets for future generations. The Trust was formed from an amalgamation of the Appledore Community Trust and CASH (Celebrating Appledore’s Shipping Heritage), which was dissolved in December 2014.

AMHT is separate from the ARA (Appledore Residents’ Association), although one member is on the committee of both.

AMHT is a not-for-profit Charitable Trust, registered with the Charity Commission (1115006), and exists through public generosity without which maritime heritage assets of the Taw and Torridge estuaries are at risk of being lost or forgotten. The Trust welcomes individual help to secure the future of these heritage assets for many generations to experience, enjoy and learn from.

All the generous time and effort given by the Trustees and its Volunteers is entirely free, and the Trustees wish to thank all those who support the work of AMHT.


Simon Morris
Morris and Bott

Rob Braddick
Braddick’s Leisure


Andrew Laugherne
Legal Advisor

John Puddy
Maritime Heritage Advisor

Chair SS Freshspring Trust

David Avery

Former Chair: Appledore Community Trust

Jo Manley
Funding and grants

Committee Members

All trustees and Patrons

Management Team

John Puddy
Team leader

Andrew Laugherne