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Royal Clarence Victualling Yard Cooperage

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Royal Clarence Victualling Yard Cooperage

Postby TheBibliophile » January 14th, 2016, 11:02 am

Not sure where this post should go, but thought people might find the following clip interesting.
Its from about 1970.
The Royal Clarence Victualling Yard (Gosport) supplied bread, beer and other victuals to ships at Portsmouth.
Its an immense site with brewery, mill, bakeries, storehouses, etc etc. Now no longer in use, the main buildings, still standing, are now office conversions.
The film shows the last barrels being made at the cooperage. The skill is incredible. To think weve now lost many of these skills is very sad.

The video is here:

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Re: Royal Clarence Victualling Yard Cooperage

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » January 14th, 2016, 11:17 am

Really interesting. Thanks for posting.

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