Eaglewall’s Table Top Navy : A Review
by Jeremy Briggs
In addition to knowing that H Johns was in fact Dan Dare artist Harold Johns, information that could go into an updated edition would be that the 9 April 1963 issue of the London Gazette, a journal of record of the British Government, tells us that an extraordinary general meeting of Eaglewall Plastics Ltd was held at Winchester House, London on 15 March 1963. At that meeting it was decided that the company could not continue its business and that it would be voluntarily wound up. That meeting appointed two liquidators, one from London and one from Brighton, to look after the affairs of the company and one of whom, Gerhard Adolf Weiss of the chartered accountancy firm of WH Cork Gully & Co, held the final meeting of the company on 5th August 1965.
Another piece of information that Donald Hood was unable to source was if Eaglewall ever ran any adverts for the kits in Eagle comic itself as he was unable to find a collector with a large enough set of the comics. It would seem to me that Eagle would be the obvious place for Eaglewall to advertise and, as the company ran Eagle kit adverts in the monthly magazine Royal Air Force Flying Review between September 1959 and January 1961, any adverts in Eagle could reasonably be expected to be around similar dates.
Eaglewall’s Table Top Navy by Donald D. Hood. Chris Daley Publishing ISBN 978-0-9841267-3-6, 25 April 2011, $60.
(This review was originally published in Eagle Times Volume 25 Number 3, Autumn 2012. For further information, visit the Table Top Navy Blog.)