Hartlepool Borough Council allocates £4 million for the restoration of Wingfield Castle.
One hour cruise down the river on a Humber paddle steamer and view the docks.
War looms for the Humber paddle steamers Tattershall Castle, Wingfield Castle and Killingholme.
Wingfield Castle made her last voyage in steam on Thursday 14th March 1974.
Why were all the Hull/New Holland paddle steamer ferries withdrawn from service for much of February and on into early March 1972?
Friends of the Maritime Heritage Trust are visiting Hartlepool Maritime Museum and HMS Trincomalee 23rd on Sunday and the maritime archive and Wingfield Castle on Monday 24th September.