Way of the Wharves

Way of the Wharves CIO is a registered charity (Number 1188912)   www.thewharves.org

Way of the Wharves is a charity, based in Bideford, advancing the education and information about the maritime and industrial heritage of the Wharves at East the Water and the Torridge Estuary. 

What’s on in 2021

Guided Walks around East the Water

Every Tuesday over the summer. Start from The Burton 1030. Max 10 walkers, first come first served. Rain or shine. Time 1½ hours. Not more than 3 miles. Free of charge – donations to funds welcomed
Phone Box Torrington Street
WOTW are adopting this iconic phone box next to the Bethel Chapel. Working with East the Water in Bloom it will be converted into a community hub celebrating heritage and horticulture. 

Sited at the entrance to the station this phone box must have a host of memories and stories. Arriving, leaving, good and sad news, calling for help, long distance romances. . . 

We want to create an audio archive of phone box stories like answer machine messages. Email your phone box story to wotw.wharves@gmail.com or call into the library and write your story at their phone box table. 

Bideford BIG DRAW Saturday 30 October 2021

Open to families and artists of all ages and experience. Free entry. On the quay looking across the river. Come and take part in the World’s Biggest community of drawing enthusiasts!  Using the universal language of drawing for expression and invention to draw the river, foreshore and wharves:

  • What’s there now
  • What was there in the past
  • What it might look like in the future 

Supported by donations and a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund

New Book : A History of East-the-Water, Bideford

Coming out soon. Ideal Christmas present. Sign up here to get advance publication details. 

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