Category Archives: Personal

Asian and African Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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American, Russian and Soviet Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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Malvern Priory War Memorial

I visited Malvern Priory on 13 September 2019 and took the following images of the War Memorial inside. The memorial may be described as :“Large wall-mounted stone tablet is flanked by stone figures of Mary with Child and crown (left) … Continue reading

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Stratford-upon-Avon War Memorials

The main War Memorial in Stratford-upon-Avon may be found in The Remembrance Gardens bounded by College Street and Old Town (Google Earth co-ordinates:  52.187884°,  -1.708347°). There are a number of memorials in the gardens and it is a peaceful place. … Continue reading

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Durban Shipwatch: Anastasis

My handy ship visit book records that we visited on board this classic beauty on 18 May 1996. Rudi and I went down specifically to see her, and I was carrying a large video camera but no stills camera. Rudi … Continue reading

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S.A.S. Somerset

This post has been written many years after the fact and to be honest prior to today I have never really had much to add to a SAS Somerset post. However, I have recently found the handout I received when … Continue reading

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Tugboat Canning in Swansea

The preserved tug Canning, is permanently berthed in Swansea at the Swansea Maritime and Industrial Museum. She was built in 1954 and built by Cochrane & Sons of Selby for the Alexandra Towing Company and was based at Liverpool until being transferred … Continue reading

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Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson VC.

Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson (23/09/1872 –  15/12/1932) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Wolvespruit, about 15 miles north of Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa, on 5 July 1990. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 14 September 1900 Issue: 27229 … Continue reading

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Waterline Ships Master List

Master list of ships in my collection.  Unfortunately it fell behind because it is difficult to add to it, but I am updating it as at 22/06/2019 Ship Maker Ship Maker Cunard Line       Queen Elizabeth Triang Minic … Continue reading

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Conversations with Emily

Often when I get an idea I play it out in my mind, especially when it comes to writing a skit. Sometimes I use the idea, sometimes I don’t, and occasionally end up with pics that I do not use. … Continue reading

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