Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A view along the river
Found buried in my collection of old photos - this shot of the Hurt Arms take looking along the (flock covered) river at Ambergate in Derbyshire.
Of course, this is a model. It's part of John Webb's massive layout which my Father and I contributed to. The Hurt Arms was his project. After visiting the site and doing our best to measure the building, he made it up from Daler Board covered with Peco stonework. This unusual choice was the best available at the time to represent the building which was very different in finish to all the other structures.
To add to the challenge, we had to build the long-lost stable block for which the only information was to be found on the pub walls in the form of old, and difficult to photograph, photos.
The results came out OK, which was good as the model sat right at the front of the layout. To be honest, I doubt anyone really noticed in the 36 foot frontage, but we did and were always proud of our efforts.
You can see the real Hurt Arms on Google.