A rescue boat named in memory of a teacher was officially launched as part of an outdoor learning centre for Bolton pupils and student.

The launch ceremony on the shores of Lake Ullswater was attended by Bolton School old girl Barbara Kay, and the daughter of Clifford Ingham, who taught at Bolton School boys' division.

It is in his honour the boat is named Bolton Butch

The boat will support Patterdale Hall’s activities in the Lake District, and is the outdoor adventure learning centre of Bolton School.

The official launch was performed by Barbara alongside Philip Britton, Head of Foundation, and Tim Taylor, Manager of Patterdale Hall.

Following the ceremony, the assembled guests, including individual donors to the appeal, and representatives from the Clifford Ingham Fund, the Friends of Bolton School and the Scott Trust, donned lifejackets and enjoyed a short trip on the lake.

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They were all wished the best of ‘Ingham luck’ by Barbara as they took their ride.

Afterwards guests enjoyed a lunch at Patterdale Hall, near Glenridding, and watched film footage of various Clifford Ingham camps and trips.

The boat will be used by the hall to escort young people during their activities on the lake.

Mr Ingham's "legendary status among senior Old Boys" is said to be attributable to the hikes and trips he led and the famous trek camps in particular.

Between 1942 and 1982, he organised 100 such expeditions.

After he died in 1986 a group of Old Boys, led by Roger Dobson (Class of 1966), launched an appeal to raise funds in his memory so that future boys might be able to share the same experiences of the great outdoors. The outcome was the Clifford H Ingham Bursary Fund, which sponsors all manner of expeditions and treks.

He was a member of staff from 1942 to 1970.