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Last Updated: Friday, 8 October 2004, 08:12 GMT 09:12 UK
ss Great Britain nets huge grant
The ss Great Britain has received 362,809 of new funding to help with the ship's conservation work.

The money is coming from a group called ReDiscover, which is jointly maintained by the Millennium Commission, Wellcome Trust and Wolfson Fund.

Repairs to ironwork on the ship and the installation of a dehumidification system will now be carried out.

The ship's trust is trying to raise a further 600,000 to fund a visitors' centre next to its mooring in Bristol.

The ship's director of development, Vanessa Edwards, said: "This grant is vital to conserve the ship's historic hull and halting corrosion to her iron."


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