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Wales Ship Zombie Attraction Plans On Hold

10th January 2019
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Duke of Lancaster in north Wales, where the Zombie Infection company says it will restore the ship to its "former glory". AFLOAT adds the former Irish Sea ferry during its British Rail / Sealink career included operating out of Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the route to Holyhead when providing summer support and during the entry of the new St. Columba in 1978.  In that year the 'Duke' was withdrawn from service and retired, initially going into lay-up in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Duke of Lancaster in north Wales, where the Zombie Infection company says it will restore the ship to its "former glory". AFLOAT adds the former Irish Sea ferry during its British Rail / Sealink career included operating out of Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the route to Holyhead when providing summer support and during the entry of the new St. Columba in 1978. In that year the 'Duke' was withdrawn from service and retired, initially going into lay-up in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Photo: Chris Allen /Geograph

#historicboats - A plan to turn a former Irish Sea passenger ferry in north Wales along the Flintshire coast into a zombie attraction have been postponed.

The Duke of Lancaster ship in the Dee estuary writes BBC News has been empty for more than 30 years and the Zombie Infection company had planned to start holding events this month.

However, confusion over land ownership has forced the firm to postpone.

Five days of events had been booked by customers, who have been offered refunds or a transfer.

Zombie Infection owner Greg Rudman said a road forming part of the nearby Wales Coastal Path would need to provide access for a fire truck, but needs widening and potholes to be filled.

However, he and the adjacent land owners are having trouble locating the owner to do the work.

To read more on the postponed project, click the link here

 

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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