Restored century-old cockle boat sails again on pleasure cruise

The Baden Powell is afloat again after a 10-year restoration project. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After a restoration project that took a decade and several thousand pounds, a unique cockling boat is finally back in the water in King's Lynn in Norfolk.

The Baden Powell is the only remaining double ended vessel of its kind in the world - but after years of hard work is ready for cruises this summer in the River Great Ouse and The Wash.

Once one of the country's most important ports King's Lynn docks were still active at the turn of the last century.

One of the boats working the waters of The Wash was the Baden Powell - built in 1900 by Walter Worfolk - she fished the River Great Ouse estuary until 1980.

It's taken ten years to restore her after a decade sat on Boat Quay.

And it's down to Tim Clayton, the Chairman of Baden Powell Project, a host of volunteers and some lottery money that she's back where she belongs.

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Pleasure trips will start setting sail in the summer.