Our Trebuchet

You’ll battle not to have fun with a 42-foot tall, 12-ton siege engine!

As England endured the prolonged winter freeze of 2013, 3 140-foot tall Douglas Fir trees were carefully selected for their sturdy character before being felled at the Dudmaston Estate, north Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

The mammoth lumber was then measured, cut, prepared and assembled with laser cut steelwork to produce a marvelous trebuchet.

While in England, this magnificent machine provided our family and friends with more fun and enjoyment than we could have possibly imagined. So much so, that we disassembled, packed her into a 40ft container and shipped her back with us to Journey’s End in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Take a look at the video below to view her journey.

 

 

Once unpacked, we launched our very own Trebuchet Day in South Africa in January 2015. In her new hemisphere’s much warmer climate she has enjoyed her time raising funds for the local community of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. Come for a visit and you may even see her in action!

 

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