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Great British Railway Journeys visit Berthon.

January 22, 2016

The Berthon Boat Co was recently featured in the BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys. If you have never seen the programme it’s where Michael Portillio follows Bradshaw’s Railway guides around Great Britain, visiting wonderful places of interest.

In the recent episode they visited Lymington and, more specifically, Berthon where Portillo met with MD Brian May to talk about the Rev E.L. Berthon’s lifesaving invention that prompted the start of the Berthon Boat Co. back in 1877.

In the programme Brian invited Michael to help build an original Berthon Collapsible Boat, the vessel that would start a long history is lifesaving vessels being built by Berthon, with the most recent being the Shannon class Lifeboat for the RNLI.

Watch this episode on BBC iPlayer – Berthon – Great British Railway Journeys

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the filming…

Brian May great Michael Portillo at Berthon Boat Co for Great British Railway JourneysBerthon Collapsible Lifeboat being buily Great Britosh Railway Journeys - Lymington Berthon Boat Company Filming for Great Britosh Railwqay Journeys at Berthon Shipyard Berthon Managing Director Brian May with Michael PortilloWatch this episode on BBC iPlayer – Berthon – Great British Railway Journeys

Berthon is featured between 2:20 mins and 8:45 mins in the episode.

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