Replica of famous vessel of the Pilgrim Fathers Mayflower II is nearly ready for its second sail.
GV. Pan down of the Mayflower II, replica of the Pilgrim Fathers' famous vessel, in the harbour at Brixham. Pan down from top of mast to show the boat. SV. Mayflower being prepared. SV. Sixty-six year old John Buckler cutting wood with adze. CU. John Buckler. CU. Adze blade cutting wood. SV. Men sawing rudder on shore. SCU. Ship's carpenter Edgar Mugridge measuring a piece of timber. CU. Mugridge, he is working on the knight-head used to haul up sails. SV. Men pushing round ship's capstan to raise the foremast over main mast. SCU. Man doing spot of painting on side of ship. SV. Pan down, man working on stove arrangement in the galley, pan down to show stove. CU. The engine used for electric lighting and radio. LV. & CU. Man twiddling with ship's radio. SV. Towards, man carrying two lanterns that will go on ship. SCU. Large chest open, containing silver that is also going on trip. SV. The board room, Orion Insurance Office, showing Captain Villiers and Chairman of the Insurance Company surrounded by members of crew with Insurance Policy covering the voyage. CU. Some of the crew looking on. CU. Captain Villiers talking to one of the officials. CU. Pan down, David Edwards being fitted with original costume, pan down as man adjusts turn-ups. CU. Man in period costume Adrian Small, talking to Mr Marsh. SCU. Two girls in Mayflower costumes. GV. The Mayflower in harbour. GV. Looking down on deck of ship, pan down to Mr Mugridge still working on knight-head. LV. Looking from bottom of boat up mast to sky. GV. The Mayflower.
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