• Royal Gong

    June 26, 2021
    Royal Gong

    The above gong was presented to H.R.H. The Duke of York - subsequently King George V - and Princess May of Teck upon their wedding in 1893, by Henry Castle & Sons the predecessor business name of Castles Shipbreaking Ltd. Carved on the [...]

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    Ganges Cross

    June 24, 2021
    Ganges Cross

    Ganges Cross In 1933 the construction of the new Cathedral in Guilford located at Stag Hill was initiated, but prior to the start of the building works a large wooden cross was erected on the site. The materials were recycled timber from the [...]

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    Weighing Scales

    December 14, 2020

    Many artefacts were manufactured from the wood and metal taken from the ships when they were broken up at Castles Yards and sold as mementoes to anyone interested in a souvenir of a particular ship of the line. The weighing scales shown [...]

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