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Ponyutd

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They had an exhibition of his works at the Guildhall a few years back.
What a talent he was.
 

Ponyutd

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Thanks for that Puddy_Tat. Just had a quick look at Cleveley's works.

This fella disobeyed orders and set sail in bad weather to deliver a message to the British fleet. The ship he captained went down with all hands.

He was 17 :eek:
 
the 'London Inheritance' blog has a selection from the Pool of London today - here

(this blogger is re-visiting locations photographed by his late father in the 40s and 50s)
 

TopCat

Organise...
Well my travels on the Thames (in my blow up boat) continue.

I have got my act a lot more ship shape.

All polarised sunnies, lanyard with BCU membership and a boyancy (sp)? aid. I look the part rather than piratical.

I have a few days off so was planning a jaunt on my own. Crew are great mind, however I look forward to not managing anyone other than myself.

Looking at the map this morning I thought "think big"!
So the plan is hump all my stuff Iron Man style via tube and coach to Oxford then head to London in the boat.

I will string up my camping hammock then wander the riverside meadows before knocking on those Country farm house doors I read about in The Famous Five for tomatoes and fresh goats.

I think I'm fully prepared. I'm excited in a way I don't usually feel before a holiday. No airport stress to worry about or girlfriends turning up a day late.

I aim to be back by Friday afternoon. We'll see...
 
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Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Well my travels on the Thames (in my blow up boat) continue.

I have got my act a lot more ship shape.

All polarised sunnies, lanyard with BCU membership and a boyancy (sp)? aid. I look the part rather than piratical.

I have a few days off so was planning a jaunt on my own. Crew are great mind, however I look forward to not managing anyone other than myself.

Looking at the map this morning I thought "think big"!
So the plan is hump all my stuff Iron Man style via tube and coach to Oxford then head to London in the boat.

I will string up my camping hammock then wander the riverside meadows before knocking on those Country farm house doors I read about in The Famous Five for tomatoes and fresh goats.

I think I'm fully prepared. I'm excited in a way I don't usually feel before a holiday. No airport stress to worry about or girlfriends turning up a day late.

I aim to be back by Friday afternoon. We'll see...
That deserves a thread of its own!

Good luck.
 

Ponyutd

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saxon coin.jpg
Found on the Thames. The Kingdom of the East Saxons, 'Female Centaur' type, (c. A.D. 730 - c. A.D. 740), Secondary Series, Silver Sceat or Sceatta (Penny), 1.08g., Series S, possible mint sites at Tilbury (Essex) or Royston (Hetfordshire), winged centaur advancing left, with large breasts, looking right, rev., four wolf heads in a anti-clock-wise whirl.
 

Bahnhof Strasse

A-wob a-bob bob
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Found on the Thames. The Kingdom of the East Saxons, 'Female Centaur' type, (c. A.D. 730 - c. A.D. 740), Secondary Series, Silver Sceat or Sceatta (Penny), 1.08g., Series S, possible mint sites at Tilbury (Essex) or Royston (Hetfordshire), winged centaur advancing left, with large breasts, looking right, rev., four wolf heads in a anti-clock-wise whirl.
Wow!
 
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