The project to restore the historic Brixham trawler ‘Leader’ will form the centerpiece of Episode 5 in the Channel 4 series ‘How Britain worked’ with presenter Guy Martin, the famous motorcycle racer and avid mechanic.
Guy has been visiting Brixham since the start of the project and as someone who is never shy of ‘rolling up his sleeves’, Guy has been working with our shipwrights, staff and volunteers to gain hands-on experience of the traditional skills used during the restoration project (this photo shows Guy and one of the shipwrights preparing a new oak beam).
The £250,000 project to restore Leader, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was completed earlier this year and the programme will feature footage and photos of the work underway in Brixham harbour through to the final stages when she was restored to her former glory and was once again undertaking sailing holidays.
The programme on Leader is aired this Sunday (18th November) at 8pm and is the second last in this popular series, produced by North One Television, which has featured Guy helping to restore iconic machines or buildings from Britain’s industrial past. Make sure you don’t miss it!