Gallery: Crowds turn out for ship launch in Lowestoft

FLYING THE FLAG: In action at Oulton Broad

FLYING THE FLAG: In action at Oulton Broad - Credit: citizenside.com

WHILE most people were hunting down Easter eggs onSunday, one excited little boy waited excitedly for the launch of a new ship/

Leuan Nichols was at the waterside for the launching of a new model tug boat that his granddad had made him and named in his honour.

It took William Nichols, of Edinburgh Road, Lowestoft, six months to build the craft.

Made from recycled materials from boxes to packaging, the hull was created from cardboard with many layers of water proofing.

The launch took place at Oulton Broad where a small crowd gathered to watch.