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Help to make the With Courage Exhibition

Rescue Wooden Boats loved the first poster we made so much that they’ve asked us to install a fresh one ready for the Spring!

So, we’re returning to North Norfolk between Monday 26th and Thursday 29th April 2021 (details to be finalised) to paste a new giant poster of Lucy Lavers on the gable end of the Maritime Heritage Centre in Stiffkey (full details on the Events page).

The poster will be 8 metres wide and comprised of 35 sheets. It’s expensive to make — especially when taking into account the 500 mile round trip to North Norfolk in Neena — so I’m asking for your help to make it happen.

Please use the button below to sponsor the poster at a cost of £10 per sheet. I will activate the sheets in the graphic above as each one becomes sponsored:

This poster is now sponsored — thank you! — but you can still help. Any further sponsoring will go towards other costs such as fuel for the 500 mile round trip:


Thank you for your support!

Head to the Become a Supporter page to learn more about all the ways you can get behind the project.

Posters measure 60x50cm, are printed on thin 80gsm poster paper and you can frame, pin or paste them.

The Lifeboat Station Project / With Courage Exhibition emblem is printed in the bottom right hand corner of all posters (Lucy Lavers example pictured above).

If you’d like to paste it to a wall, you can find instructions and a wheat paste recipe below.


[skip this step if you know what you’d like already]

1) Choose a photograph from the Galleries


2) Return here to purchase the number of posters you’d like:

£10 plus P&P


3) Let me know which photograph(s) you’ve chosen using the link in your order confirmation email.


Contact me here:



A recipe for making your own wheat paste and instructions on how to paste your poster to a wall…


Wheat paste is an easy-to-make organic glue.

The quantities described below will be more than enough to paste your commemorative poster to a wall.

For this recipe, you’ll simply need water, plain flour and sugar — the water and flour will be mixed in a 5:1 ratio.

I suggest using a small cup or yoghurt pot as your unit of measurement. The precise size doesn’t matter — just as long as you keep using the same measure!

The final paste will have a 5:1 ratio of water to flour, with a little bit of sugar added towards the end to make a stickier mixture.

You can buy pasting and hanging brushes very cheaply from hardware stores like B&Q, Wickes and Wilkinsons.


How to make wheat paste

1) Add four measures of water to a saucepan and bring it to the boil;

2) While you’re waiting for the water to boil, add one measure of plain flour to a separate bowl or jug;

3) Add one measure of water to the flour;

4) Whisk the flour and water until it makes a thin, very smooth paste;

5) When the pan comes to the boil, turn the heat very low and slowly add the flour paste, stirring as you go;

6) Stir the paste for a good 3 minutes;

7) Turn the heat off and stir 1 tablespoon of sugar into the hot mix (to make a stickier paste);

8) Stir a few millilitres of tea tree oil into the paste (we’re experimenting with this step as a method of preventing mould from forming on the poster in damp conditions);

9) Pour the mixture through a sieve (to remove any lumps) into a container;

10) Put a layer of cling film over the surface of the paste to prevent a skin forming;

11) Allow to cool;

12) You’ve just made some wheat paste!

Pasting your poster

1) Use a pasting brush or soft paint brush to liberally and swiftly paint your wheat paste directly onto the wall/surface where you’d like to stick your poster;

2) Make sure the area you’re pasting is a little larger than the size of the poster (the poster measures 60x50cm);

3) Place the poster on the wall in the area you’ve pasted and gently press the paper onto the surface with your fingers;

4) Liberally brush paste onto the surface of the poster, start in the centre and brush out towards the corners, then the edges;

5) Be careful to use as few strokes as possible, otherwise you may risk damaging the poster;

6) Once the poster’s stuck in place and the entire surface is covered with paste, you may like to use a hanging brush to gently wipe over the surface to remove any bubbles that may have formed;

7) Allow the paste to dry (this may take a few hours) and enjoy!


1) Practice using something else first! A sheet of newspaper is perfect and you can carefully peel it off before it dries;

2) Flatter, smoother surfaces are best. Most brick walls work well but knobbly, stony walls may prove tricky;

3) If you’re pasting to a textured wall (bricks, for example) gently dab the tips of the brush against the surface of the poster to push it tighter against the wall. Keep your dabs to a minimum otherwise you might damage the surface of the poster. The texture will look really good when the poster dries — it’ll look more like the poster has been sprayed to the wall rather than pasted!