We are very grateful to the companies below and to many other
enthusiastic local people and organisations.
Teamac paints are a quality paint system and their products have worked very well for us.
Their knowledge and support have been very useful to us.
Kings Lynn Associated British Ports has been generous in allowing us to use some mooring space.
Graham and his team have been very helpful filming us and editing into the superb video you can see on our video page
The council has helped us on many occasions and enabled us to moor on the pontoons.
Mr Signs is very professional and have helped us several times over the years. Highly recommended.
The King’s Lynn Town Guides have supported us with a number of generous grants over the past few years.
Adrian Flux has been very good at sponsoring us over the years and have been very helpful.
ASAP have supplied lots of parts from the early days and their knowledge and experience have been really useful.
Carters have been very helpful with transporting, craning and strop hire.
Orsted has been very generous with sponsorship under their green community program.
True’s Yard is all that remains of King’s Lynn’s old fishing community, the North End, which existed for hundreds of years, and which was finally demolished in the clearances of the 1930s and the 1960s. Once, hundreds of families lived within a stone’s throw of their chapel of St Nicholas, which still dominates the area and the North End had its own boat builders, chandlers, sailmakers, pubs, bakehouses and school. Now, although the fishing fleet still sails regularly from King’s Lynn, the old way of life has gone.
WKLCRC is a Community Coastal Rowing Club with members who are also volunteers on Baden Powel. They are Building and Rowing St Ayles Skiffs in the Great Ouse at King’s Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea and around Norfolk’s inland and coastal waters.They row for pleasure; be it a break at a beach, launching into the surf at Hunstanton, through the Wells marshes to see Seals or on to Blakeney. Always looking for new members.
Brian started building boats in 1973 and has been involved in a wide range of projects. Many ‘Essex Smacks’ have been restored by him and he has worked on a number of Lottery-funded historic vessel restorations including Thames Barges and Dunkirk Little Ships. Brian also builds the 12-foot ‘GRP Smacks Boat’ which is available in rowing and sailing versions.
Recent projects have included fitting out a Smacks Boat for a vicar in Devon, the complete Lottery-funded restoration of the King’s Lynn cockler ‘Baden Powell’, the restoration of the Chelmer Lighter ‘Susan’ and the restoration of Maurice Griffith’s yacht ‘Storm’.
Centred at Stiffkey, close to the boat building yard of David and George Hewitt, Rescue Wooden Boats has a visitor centre telling the story of wooden fishing boats and lifeboats along the north Norfolk coast. In the boatyard, the Lucy Lavers lifeboat is undergoing restoration and new wooden boats are under construction. They have Worfolk boats in occasionally for maintenance and repairs.
Their website includes a wide-ranging archive of filmed interviews, including one with Bill Worfolk and another with Vic Pratt, the Worfolk apprentice who helped us with the restoration of the Baden Powell.
This trust is fundraising to restore the historic vessel ‘Britannia’, built in King’s Lynn by the Worfolks so that she can be used to teach seafaring and boat restoration skills to future generations.
The trust supports local registered charities in Norfolk which provide opportunity and education in the community, national charities involved in medical research into curable illness and international charities with long term commitment in providing technological initiative and support. The trust has provided invaluable financial support to The Baden Powell.