Pennie Currie’s husband Peter was given a model yacht in the 1950s when he was a boy in the sea cadets by an officer who said it was then over 100 years old.
Peter stripped it down several years ago and Pennie made new sails as the old ones had rotted. Sadly, it has remained in pieces ever since.
After Peter died last year, Pennie wanted nothing more than to see it restored back to its former glory, as her late husband had loved it and had always meant to repair it.
Pennie heard that Chailey Repair Cafe were operating a “drop it off” service as they were unable to run their usual monthly face to face Repair Cafe in Chailey Village Hall.
The yacht was taken up by Repair Cafe volunteer Mark Waller, who is also a member of Crowborough Model Boat Club.
The results speak for themselves!
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Image and story from Pennie Currie and Mark Waller