Steamship Shieldhall Anchor Pencil handmade by artisans in the UK. Presented with a Trivia Tag which tells the Story of the Shieldhall from the river Clyde to the Solent. This pencil makes the perfect gift for fans of maritime heritage or a Southampton souvenir.
The barrel of the pencil is 100% natural and made here from sustainable wood. Choose Blue or Silver finish. The topper is also made by artisans in solid lead-free pewter. It shows a detailed ship’s anchor design. As always with us, everything is made here in the UK. We dislike carbon miles! There are few pencil makers left in the UK however the quality of the wood and the graphite is superior. Put simply, the pencil won’t chip or break when you sharpen it.
An historic fact features on a Trivia Tag which is presented with the pencil. Choose the trivia tag you want from the dropdown menu – see below for story choices:
- SS Shieldhall: Launched in the 1950s, SS Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. Based on the River Clyde for many years, her machinery and oil fired boilers are similar to that of the Titanic. She now welcomes visitors, either alongside or during excursions on the Solent.
- Titanic: On April 10, 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton’s White Star Dock, headed for Cherbourg, then Queenstown. Five days later she hit an iceberg and sank, killing 1,517 people. Over 500 Southampton families lost at least one loved one in the tragedy.
- Grace Dieu: A dock was specially erected near Town Quay for the construction of the Grace Dieu, Henry V’s flagship, launched in 1418. Built with New Forest timber to fight against the Genoese and the French, a mutiny among her crew meant that she only sailed once, as far as the Isle of Wight.
The Steamship Shieldhall Anchor Pencil with its solid pewter topper makes a smart & unusual gift. It is also a perfect Southampton souvenir. We are proud that our range of pencils feature in Southampton’s Sea City Museum gift shop.
Check our range of handmade pencils with heritage stories ideal for table gifts and corporate events. We personalise with company or hotel logos. Love heritage? You’ll like our artisan Spitfire gifts too!
Use the dropdown menu for the handmade Anchor Pencil to choose either BLUE or SILVER barrel and the Trivia Tag you’d like.