Lucy Lavers Films
- The Story of Lucy Lavers DVD: An edited version of these films is available in our shop. Take a look here
Lucy Lavers served as the No.2 lifeboat at Aldeburgh for 19 years, after which she became a relief Lifeboat at Wells-next-the-Sea and elsewhere on the East Coast.
Arrival at Stiffkey
Lucy Lavers was delivered to the Hewitts' boatyard in Stiffkey on June 23rd 2010.
Restoration of the hull
The restoration of Lucy Lavers at the Stiffkey boatyard has been carried out by George Hewitt, David Hewitt, Ben Riches and Tom Gathercole.
Creating the new canopy
Building the new canopy is a slow, delicate process for David Hewitt and Tom Gathercole. The process for making a canopy is similar to that for building a boat, but starts with making the frame and then steaming the double diagonal mahogany to cover it.
Lucy Lavers' restoration has also included specialist metalwork, woodwork, sailmaking and rope-knotting, using traditional methods and incorporating some of her original materials.
Lucy Lavers Back to Dunkirk
Lucy Lavers' return to Dunkirk in May 2015 - her first time back there for 75 years - is a voyage of celebration and commemoration, as well as discovery.
New life afloat
Fully restored, Lucy Lavers will live by the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea, giving pre-booked trips afloat.