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Great Yarmouth Harbour and Seafront

Lydia Eva sails into town

Saturday 9th April 2011
Lydia Eva, the world's last surviving drifter, has returned to her home moorings at Great Yarmouth ready for the summer season.

She sailed back to the harbour from her winter berth in Lowestoft where Small & Co engineers had carried out a wide range of maintenance work.

The 90-year-old vessel was initially dry docked in Lowestoft back in 2000 when volunteers who campaigned for her return discovered that parts of the ship's hull had rusted away so badly that it was not safe to put her on display.

Major repairs went ahead thanks to a £750,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant and now, in her home port, the famous floating museum is visited by thousands of people every year.

For information on visiting the Lydia Eva call Dona Watson on 07901 915390 or visit www.lydiaeva.org.uk

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