Model yacht back to its former glory

Mark Waller and Pennie Currie

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