UK Food House at the World Scout Jamboree, Rinkaby, Sweden, 2011
The castle was built by a large team of UK volunteers over a period of about 6 months of working weekends, and evenings for those that lived closer. Construction was carried out in a warehouse in Huddersfield.
No local materials were sourced in Sweden as we had to ensure the whole thing would fit together smoothly once we arrived.
The Castle gatehouse during the day
|The gates during the build- showing the scale|
|Windows and Arrow Sllits
I constructed the vast majority of these, made out of ply, match routed to pre-made templates with grooves created freehand with V cutter and paint infill. These were created to be close to traditional gothic arches, but slightly amended to clear the castle structure.
Castle was constructed with a traditional scaffolding frame, water
ballasted with timber battens fixed by half couplers to the structure.
The Scaffolding was then clad with the prepainted panels. Each had been produced to fit in one position.
|The kitchen in full flow
This is the heart of the Castle complex. Serving several thousand meals per day. This was set up as a full commercial style kitchen. We produced traditional english breakfasts, lunches, cream teas, evening hot beef sandwiches, chips as fast as we could make them (in excess of 250kg/ day) and a lot of cake. We were baking continuously.
|Some detail shots of the complete kitchen
|The Castle in action
|The castle was themed with many items, and costumed staff|
|Evening entertainment on our own stage
|One of two trucks packed and ready to return|
|The Castle team|