Sunderland heritage campaigner ends month-long camp aboard historic ship

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CAMPAIGNER Peter Maddison is today back on Wearside after a 28-day stay on the City of Adelaide ship.

The former councillor, chairman of Sunderland City of Adelaide Recovery Foundation (Scarf), lived, ate and slept on the ship for the past month to highlight concerns about the care and welfare of the historic clipper.

Adelaide, which was built in Sunderland in 1864, is on a slipway in Irvine, Scotland.

But campaigners want her to be brought home to the banks of the River Wear, and repaired to become a heritage symbol and tourist attraction.

To mark his homecoming, Peter last night attended an Adelaide Aid gig at the Victoria Gardens pub, in Grangetown, with fellow Scarf members.