Bideford and Torridge achieve Heritage Harbour status

Bideford and the River Torridge has been granted Heritage Harbour status by the Maritime Heritage Trust, joining eleven other ports whose contribution to Britain’s maritime history has been officially recognised. The announcement comes as a … Read More

Maritime Heritage Talks Programme 2023

Collaborating with The Burton at Bideford, Way of the Wharves are organising a series of talks about local maritime heritage. With boat building documented back to Elizabethan times the Torridge Estuary and Bideford have a … Read More

A History of East-the-Water, Bideford

To celebrate the Devon History Society prize and the first year anniversary of publication of Way of the Wharves book ‘A History of East-the-Water, Bideford’ we have updated and reprinted the article ‘Wool, wharves and … Read More

Award Winning Way of the Wharves

Way of the Wharves received the Devon History Society ‘Book of the Year Award’ in the Local History Society category for ‘A History of East the Water, Bideford’ The award was presented by Prof French … Read More

Phone Box, Torrington Street

WOTW have adopted the iconic K6 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 by the … Read More

Primary School Education Programme 2018

As part of the Living History part of the Way of the Wharves, we are running exciting workshops and educational experiences for Years 3 & 4 under our “Weird Wharves” banner. These fun sessions are … Read More