Sue and I visited the VE Celebrations in Evesham on Bank Holiday Monday, a celebration and Vintage Fayre which had out-door entertainers and street activities based around the old Black and White Bank at the top of the main street. We had a great day out listening to the music, browsing Vintage and Antique stalls and seeing a whole host of vintage vehicles.
My only purchase on the day was this book- Building a Galleon - A Modelcraft "Planbook" written by H. S. Coleman and illustrated by L. V. Price. The cost - just £3.00.
The card-back book contains both black and white drawings and photographs of completed models plus four 20" x 30" double-sided paper sheets of plans and instructions to build a model of The Golden Hind.
Here is a taster of the contents and plans.
I couldn't find a published date, but I do know that the book was published by; Modelcraft Ltd, 77 Grosvenor Road London SW3 Price; Twelve Shillings and Sixpence (Seventy-Two and a half pence.)
The images below show some detail off the main plans, which are in a very fragile state.
There were even card profiles for the sails.
I have already built a water-line model of The Golden Hind. For details go to this link. But this has prompted me to at least think about a second model!
The real highlight for me was the instructions, as they hark back to a day before Superglue and plastic card. All of the model was to be built from scrap wood, cardboard and inventive scratch-building. For example building the anchor from a split-pin or the railings from various beads.
A great find and one that I know my Father would have enjoyed reading and possibly building.