Monthly Archives: August 2013

Photos from the construction of Mayflower II – saved from the skip!

 

The museum has been thrilled to receive a photograph album containing numerous photos of the construction of the replica of the Mayflower (built in Brixham in 1957). The majority of these photos are not in the museum’s collection -and extraordinarily, the album was found locally – in a skip!

 

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The album contains photographs of the ship in various stages of construction and many images of the ‘key players’ including the craftsmen who worked on the ship. In many cases, the photograph has been annotated with the name and trade of the craftsman.
 

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The collection also includes photographs of the provisioning of the ship before sailing…
 
 
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… and several of the ship’s cat!
 

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