Take a look at the video below of Des Pawson Working on a RNLI style Bow Pudding (fender) for the Dunkirk Little Ship, Lucy Lavers, with the able help of young Tom Curtis. Des is passing along his knowledge and craft to a new generation of knot tyers.
Des Pawson and many others helped to restore the Lucy Lavers. She is a wooden lifeboat that served the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, but then spent two decades years lying derelict. She was restored and returned to the sea in 2015 with the help of Rescue Wooden Boats. Lucy Lavers was built in 1940 to serve as the Aldeburgh lifeboat but her first ‘shout’ was as part of the Little Ships flotilla which rescued thousands of British soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk.
Images: Rescue Wooden Boats