21 December 2017
Of course… if you have clockwork you have to have a winder…. And you have to remember it on those special occasions. Conjures up a vision of Nelson appearing at court and searching his pockets for the key only to find he’d left it on board, or in his other uniform coat, or something. He wore it once at court, which led to the King snubbing him, despite the great victories he’d achieved. All because he put it above his Order of the Bath, you see. Tut. Anyway, when it came to making the key, our Master Goldsmith wasn’t going to have any old key. He carved this beautiful winder (picture) – a miniature bicorn hat, + Chelengk. With a plaque on the back marking its purpose. All in one day. And the wood? Well, oak from HMS Victory, of course!
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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