Wooden Stool made by T. S. Mars Boys

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Wooden stool made by TS Mars Boys

Museum number 1978-938

The Mars was built in the 1840s as a warship. She was later anchored in the Tay and was used as a training ship for delinquent or disadvantaged boys.

The boys received a basic education. The majority were trained for life at sea, although crafts such as shoemaking and tailoring were also taught.

The boys learned all kinds of woodwork in the shore-based workshops at Woodhaven. The wood often came from timbers of the ship that had been refitted. What was made was sold for the Mars fund, for the benefit of the ship. The workshop included a showroom for specimens of the boys' work.

Wooden Stool made by T. S. Mars Boys
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