Work had started last year to both restore the boat back to original as a conservation project and also continue restoration of the boats structure.
The carriages wooden wheels have been removed and one completely rebuilt using oak, ash and elm timbers. Finally the steel tyre was heated up red before being dropped onto the new wheel and cooled down with cold water. More to follow soon:
Now that we are able to use our boats while observing socially secure ways. The past few weeks have given us an opportunity to do some sailing. Here is Royal Diadem 11 leaving the Tyne – this picture taken from Peggy. Check our new Facebook page with the above link for more information.