Knot Tying on HMS Victory
Every Wednesday in August the IGKT Solent Branch have a display and workshop on the Lower Gun Deck of HMS Victory.
It is a very busy day for the team, as the Victory attracts a lot of visitors on a daily basis. Not only does the IGKT display some fine examples of knotting, but they also demonstrate how to tie certain knots. Also as part of the demonstration there is a small rope making machine, here visitors can make some rope and take it home as a souvenir. Children especially love it because they can choose what colour twine to use in making up the rope.
Knotting Demonstration on HMS Victory
It was also good to see Gordon Perry back in action – I think he is demonstrating a knotting app on his phone? He was especially pleased as it brought back wonderful memories of when as a lad he was a “Powder Monkey” on Victory!
Of course Bob Pearce was there causing the usual mayhem, whilst demonstrating tricks that can be done with rope.