Abseil into drydock – a First for A&P Falmouth

by tocle on May 20th, 2014 - Comments Off

Peter Child, Managing Director of A&P Falmouth will be the first to ‘test the ropes’ when a team consisting of office staff and apprentices take the leap of faith for charity.

All as One Orphanage has been A&P Falmouth’s nominated charity for 2014 and all fundraising efforts undertaken are for this one cause.

On 22 May 2014 at 4pm Peter and others will undertake the Sponsored Abseil, and anyone wishing to donate can do so as follows:

Falmouth mural paints a thousand words

by tocle on May 1st, 2014 - Comments Off

Falmouth mural paints a thousand words

A&P Falmouth, in collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and two local artists are providing a mural for Falmouth residents and visitors to enjoy.

The concrete blocks which make up a large wall on the County Wharf is being transformed into a giant mural over the next few months, meaning that cruise ship passengers, Tall Ships participants as well as Falmouth town residents and visitors can enjoy a pleasing backdrop as they look across the water to Falmouth Docks.

Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe are working on the mural which is made up of large sections of marine plywood which will be fixed to the concrete blocks on County Wharf to depict the work which goes on behind the wall.  The mural is being painted using exterior paints and will be given a finish to protect it against the weather.  The first 18m section should be on view in the next few weeks.

Traditional skills on display at A&P Falmouth

by tocle on May 1st, 2014 - Comments Off

Traditional skills on display at A&P Falmouth

The skill of the riveter has been on display at A&P Group’s Falmouth yard, with the process taking place during the life-extension work on SS Shieldhall.

A full work diary of the project is available on the Shieldhall website:

http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/Lottery_Project/Lottery_Project.html

 

 

Tres Hombres visits Falmouth

by tocle on April 22nd, 2014 - Comments Off

Tres Hombres visits Falmouth

The world’s only transatlantic, engineless cargo vessel, Tres Hombres, has arrived in Falmouth as part of its fifth consecutive journey from Europe to the Caribbean and back.

This brigantine, the first of the Fairtransport Shipping fleet, set sail from Holland on 18th of October 2013, calling in to Norway, France, Portugal and the Canaries on her way to Brazil and the Caribbean, and returning via Bermuda, the Azores and England before the last leg to her home port in the Netherlands. Parts of the fascinating voyage are set to feature in a BBC documentary next year.

She comes to Falmouth carrying rum and coffee, molasses, wine and chocolate bars to be delivered for sale in Europe.