J.T. Baily will demonstrate how to repair a broken window.
Broken windows are never very picturesque, and at this time of the year extra ventilation is not at all welcome. After this demonstration, however, every viewer should be able to look forward to window breakages as a fine opportunity for a show of skill.
J.T. Baily is the very man for a televised lesson in carpentry. He is a Fellow of the College of Handicraft and most of his life has been devoted to handicraft work. Before the war he was Chief Inspector of Handicrafts to St. Albans Educational Authority, and headmaster of St. Albans Technical Institute. After that, and until his recent retirement, he was, amongst other things, examiner to the Board of Education and General Secretary of the National Association of Manual Training Teachers.
Three thousand figures and pieces in three sets, altogether fifteen feet long.
The building of this model - the scale is three-eighths of an inch to a foot - took H. Edward Offord and his brother, Frank Offord, some four months. It is 15 feet long, 6 feet high, and 3 feet deep. The proscenium opening is 13 feet by 2 feet.
Edward Offord was also responsible for a model of the Queen Mary which was used in the Lord Mayor's Show of 1934. Briefly, viewers will see the curtains open to disclose a representation of a 150-yard section of Westminster. Soldiers line the pavement, and behind them is the crowd. The roadway itself is clear. Then the sound of military music is heard and the procession comes into view. The effect of movement is done by means of a series of small platforms on an endless belt.
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