Shipshape Heart of England brings together traditional skills, services and facilities across Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the Midlands, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It acts as a focal point connecting vessels, projects, organisations and craftsmen including: the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester; Sharpness Docks and a range of craft from the National Register of Historic Vessels.

Image T. Nielsen Shipyard, Gloucester Docks, by James Dodds


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Image New Pilot Cutters, Gweek, by James Dodds

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Image Keel Boats and Cobles, Staithes, Yorkshire, by James Dodds

Vessels in the Heart of England

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Image Last Ships, Cook’s, Wivenhoe, by James Dodds

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