Rescue and restoration.
"William Riley" was offered for sale - in a near derelict condition - on an internet auction site. Bought "as seen" by DJC and then retrieved from Barnstaple a few weeks later, and returned to Whitby for restoration with the help of an HLF grant.
The initial contract from Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust was to replicate the interior structure and fittings, that is - the deck, bulkheads, air cases, samson posts and the thwarts. Once the quality of our workm…