PMWT Amberley – Keeping cccupied during lockdown

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Plumbing Museum and Workshop Trust (PMWT) volunteer, Liveryman Peter Cheesman, is putting his leadwork skills to good use during the Covid-19 shutdown.

As part of his own tribute to the 75th VE Day Commemoration, Peter has cast in lead a soldier in silhouette based on the symbol adopted by the Royal British Legion, to commemorate VE Day. In different circumstances, Peter would have liked to place a similar lead silhouette outside the Plumbing Museum building at the Amberley Museum:

The Plumbing Museum volunteers are in the process of making a decorative lead planter for presentation to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley. This has required making moulds and casting lead floral ornamentation as part of the decoration on the planter. Peter has continued to develop his ‘floral’ casting skills while at home, as can be seen by his casting of a daffodil in the main picture above.

For those of a botanical inclination, the flowers on each side of the wording on the planter are fritillaria.

Peter has also used his self-isolation at home to create in his garden a ‘village’ of leadwork buildings:

Do you recognise the building in the bottom right hand corner? Past Master Antony Paterson-Fox and Diana will…’s modelled on “The Court Barn” at Singleton: