Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Warehouse Wednesday: Ropewalk

Ropewalk

A trip down to the Portsmouthdockyard to see the Mary Rose among other things. One building sadly not available to tourists is the ropewalk. It's firmly in the fenced off area protected by people with guns. 

Most people won't have a use for such a building on their models, except that is, for my friend Chris who has built the frontage on his model "Overlord". He chickened out of the full structure as it is very long indeed.



3 comments:

James Finister said...

Chatham has (had?) a working naval rope walk that was fascinating to see. Closer to you, of course, is the one in Bewdley Museum - and our favourite local Chinese restaurant in Spalding is in an old as well.

Phil Parker said...

That's not a rope walk, it's a noodle walk. You only get one in your meal, but it's very, very long!

Kelly Harding said...

Iirc the one at Chatham dockyard is still producing rope commercially.