Help keep restoration work afloat
2:37pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Latest News
Retired carpenter Bill Hadfield has been left all at sea by his latest project and is appealing for a first mate to help get it shipshape.
The Corsham craftsman has been working to restore a 1930s wooden lifeboat, but has run aground with the final touches.
Mr Hadfield, whose wooden chairs were featured in the Big Brother house in 2004, said: “These old lifeboats are part of our national heritage and they need preserving.
“I’ve been working seven days a week on it and I can do most of the renovation, but I realised some of the planks are a bit iffy and it’s leaking.
“I was hoping there might be a retired boat-builder or someone out there who can help me; re-planking it is pretty technical and it has to be right, or it will sink.”
Anyone able to help with the boat can contact him on (01249) 713006.
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