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Malcolm Lewis

    The well-known Gong Stand was made from timber from the Temeraire by H.Castle and Sons who were also shipbreakers with yards at Rotherhithe and Plymouth and given to the Duke of York (later King Georg V) and Princess May of Teck as a wedding present on 6 July 1893. Where it resided in the Royal Household is difficult to say. However, Castles are still in business selling wooden products such as garden furniture. If you have not already contacted them, it might be worth doing so. They have a web site –