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30 October, 2006 - Published 16:32 GMT
Historic boat to be restored in Oxfordshire
An historic wooden canal boat, which sank ten years ago, is to be restored by schoolchildren in Oxfordshire. Listen to this report from Oxford:
The project is being run by Tooley's Boatyard, which has operated by the Oxford canal since 1790 and is part of Banbury Museum.
The 1936 cargo-carrying "butty" boat will have its timbers preserved using traditional tools and techniques.
Matt Armitage, who runs the yard, said they had applied for Lottery funding for the project.
He told BBC News that they will restore it using 200-year-old techniques, steam-bending the planks and using all their old tools. All the metal parts will be made in their forge. And they would like to get all the schools involved and do demonstrations and courses on all the skills.
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