Wooden crumb tray made by Mars boys.
A photograph of the doctors's inspection of the Mars boys on their arrival at the granary at Elie harbour in 1912.
Former Mars boy William Bowman, who became an instructor, with his class proudly displaying some of their work. The workshop behind them, now demolished, site on the space now occupied by Wormit Boating Club boat park. The building with the curved roof beyond is still there
A photograph of the tender to the Mars, the Francis Molison, at Woodhaven Pier, with the boys undertaking a series of drills.
A newspaper cutting from the 1920s of a very young boy dressed in a Mars uniform, probably at Elie.
The work done by the boys from the Mars was greatly admired.
Newspaper cutting from 1990 describing the events to celebrate the 70th birthday of joiner Sandy Rankine. The party took place in Sandy's 191-years-old workshop at Woodhaven pier. Sandy's great-grandfather William Buist started the joinery business here in 1875. Originally the building served as the pack-house for the Woodhaven ferry, where taxes and dues were paid ...
An action view of the Mars boys aboard small boats at Woodhaven pier, with Rock House in the background. This old granary building was used as a hospital for the Mars boys.
A photograph of Mars boys in the joinery workshop under the watchful eye of Alexander McDougall, ship's carpenter.
The boys from the Mars building and fitting out the workshops at Woodhaven
Mars boys peek out from their hammocks.
This photo shows some of the Mars boys at work in the joinery workshop. The instructor is Chief Officer Burn.
Mars boys at work in the tailor's workshop.
A photograph of the Mars Boys in the Woodhaven workshop supervised by Chief Officer Burn and William Bowman.
A photograph of the Mars boys learning lathe skills.
Photographs of the Mars boys building a rest camp for invalid boys from Dundee.
Two photographs of the Mars boys participating in outdoor activities at Elie.
Diet sheet showing the rations the Mars boys received. The diet was limited and unvarying, carbohydrate heavy but sustaining. No emphasis on five a day in those days.
A photograph of a gravestone in Forgan Cemetery commemorating three boys who tragically drowned in 1873.
This photo, taken on board the Mars, shows the boys in formation and their instructors behind.
The Mars boys at Elie enjoying a sing-song with Chief Officer Burns.
This photograph shows the sheds at Woodhaven Pier that were built and fitted out by the Mars boys, and used as workshops. They were used by the Scouts in the 1930s and briefly after the war, and used by the Norwegian soldiers during the war as a cookhouse and for accommodation.
Set of four photos of the Mars training ship and some of the Mars boys (framed).
The Mars Training Ship and one of the ship's boats rowed by a team of the boys.