Bottling of ships was his forte

Ship modeller Des Newton who bottled boats for the Queen has died at the age of 67
He demonstrated his skills at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and on TV.

He presented a model of the Royal Yacht Brittania to the Queen when she visited Merseyside on the yacht in 1993.

He also showed how it was done on the BBC children’s TV programme Blue Peter and on the What’s My Line? panel game.

He was a former crew member of the Barrow lifeboat and an RNLI governor.