Saturday, 23 April 2016

April, 2016 - CHATHAM - POST 4

Rope has been made in Chatham since 1618.  The Ropery is still in operation, using machines built in Victorian times.  The tour is well done, by a guide in period costume and includes making a rope using the tourists as the labour. 

Yarn being made into strands.

Strands into Hawser.

21st Century child labour.

Seniors labour as well.

The rope walk is over 1/4 mile long.

A portion of the site is used as the set for the BBC TV show "Call the Midwife".  The cast looks a lot older in the pictures below and one has grown a beard.  Whats that all about?



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