Faversham boat builder Alan Staley wins skills award

Boat builder Alan Staley has won the Craft Skills Award for ‘Encouraging craft skills in the workplace’, and the YouTube video above shows Alan and his younger staff at work at his boat yard at Chambers Wharf, Faversham, including our friend Alison. The relevant bit starts about 3minutes in.

Sharp-eyed readers will also notice George Holmes’ Eel in the background, before she was ready to be brought out of the shed.

Read about the Craft Skills Awards here, and about Alan Staley’s boat building outfit here.

The good folks of the Faversham Creek Trust talk about Craft Skills award and about boatbuilding along the Creek in recent years here.

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