Lucy Lavers Films

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RNLI

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.

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Arrival at Stiffkey

Lucy Lavers was delivered to the Hewitts' boatyard in Stiffkey on June 23rd 2010.

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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.

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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.

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Other restoration

Lucy Lavers' restoration has also included specialist metalwork, woodwork, sailmaking and rope-knotting, using traditional methods and incorporating some of her original materials.

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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. 

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New life afloat

Fully restored, Lucy Lavers will live by the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea, giving pre-booked trips afloat.

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