Mexborough and Swinton Times September 9, 1938
This Model Ship Builder Refuses To Go A Sailing
Although his chief hobby is building scale sailing models, this unemployed miner, Mr. Wilfred Marshall, of Hail Street, Goldthorpe, has never sailed on the sea.
Whenever he is at the seaside, he refuses to go out in a boat.
For fifteen years he has worked in the mines in this district, but since the closing of Barnburgh pit has forced him into unemployment, he consoles, himself with the construction of model ships.
Here you see Mr. Marshall with his sixth model of the “Queen Mary” and one of his many Spanish galleons.
Newspaper photographs and other pictures serve him instead of detailed plans.
Two of his four daughters, eight-year old kitty and 10 year old, sometimes help him to work with his saw machine and can also help him work with paint brushes.
Mr Marshall is more than just a hobby man. He can play any musical instrument except a piano and play them well?