Mark Butler of James Lawrence Sailmakers returned to Blue Mermaid yesterday to take us a major step forward.
The company was started by James Lawrence in the 1960’s. James was a commercial barge skipper, trading under sail, when he started making sails for barges & other traditional vessels. James & his staff concentrated on working in the traditional styles & methods while many other sailmakers moved over to more modern techniques. The company is now owned & run by Mark Butler who joined in 1977 & took over from James in 1995.