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BBC filming for the Antiques Road Trip

Today (Sunday 13-September) we had the pleasure of welcoming a film crew both on board Henry Frederick Swan and at the Wapping Street workshop to record the importance of South Shields invention of the lifeboat. The first ever purpose built … Continue reading

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Royal Diadem 11

RD11 has been in the NEMT Boat Shed for ten days (while the weather has been so uncooperative for sailing) for some updating and repairs. But yesterday 1st September she was successfully slipped back into the water and it was … Continue reading

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Bedford Lifeboat

Good progress is being made on the 1886 Bedford Lifeboat. A great deal of work is being done even durring Covid19 restrictions with painting and restoration of the ‘little ships’ woodwork. Here’s Stan and Alan who have just cut, shaped … Continue reading

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