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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1075 on: June 21, 2017, 02:03:44 pm »

Well you cant get any more nautical than Old Man Neptune but it isn't the one in Bologna so...hmmm !  Where was the rack railway in Tass ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1076 on: June 21, 2017, 02:42:23 pm »

ABT Railway west coast Tassie.
Super great trip!!!
One off my bucket list.
Only 299 to go!!!

Also did the Hell's Gate boat trip on the new Cat.
So only 298 to go!!

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1077 on: June 21, 2017, 04:02:18 pm »

Malta?


I thought the Wooden Dolly was a pub
We Fishery Protection lads used when
In Shields back in the 60's.


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1078 on: June 21, 2017, 04:16:49 pm »

ABT Railway west coast Tassie.
Super great trip!!!
One off my bucket list.
Only 299 to go!!!
ABT Railway west coast Tassie.
Super great trip!!!
One off my bucket list.
Only 299 to go!!!

Also did the Hell's Gate boat trip on the new Cat.
So only 298 to go!!



Ah , got the railway website, looks terrific, love steam railways.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1079 on: June 21, 2017, 05:27:14 pm »



Grandmaster's Palace at Misraħ San Ġorġ, Triq ir-Repubblika in Valletta, Malta
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1080 on: June 21, 2017, 08:24:57 pm »


Grandmaster's Palace at Misraħ San Ġorġ, Triq ir-Repubblika in Valletta, Malta


Yes !

Well done Baldrick. :-))

Regards,

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1081 on: June 21, 2017, 08:28:24 pm »

Malta?


I thought the Wooden Dolly was a pub
We Fishery Protection lads used when
In Shields back in the 60's.


Ned

Yes Ned, you're quite correct about the pub - however, the "Kings Head" public house (above the fish quay) is now bearing the name wooden dolly - so, she's finally made her way back up the stairs. {-)

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1082 on: June 22, 2017, 02:28:37 pm »

Out of turn but another statue with a nautical theme .
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1083 on: June 22, 2017, 03:34:47 pm »

I think I read the book about this dog some years ago but forgot most of it. Was it connected with Newfoundland/Nova Scotia  Duncan? Also possibly a warships dog? Clutching at straws here.  Bob.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1084 on: June 22, 2017, 03:39:38 pm »

At last one that I can answer. This is the statue of Bamse at Montrose harbour. Bamse was a Norwegian St Bernard who served on the Norwegian minesweeper Thorodd during WW2. He was a registered member of the Navy and became the mascot for the Norwegian navy until his death in Montrose in 1944.http://www.bamsemontrose.co.uk/index.php
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1085 on: June 22, 2017, 03:43:49 pm »

That's the one Jim - Bamse - but I was only 3000 miles out! Great story too. :-))
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1086 on: June 22, 2017, 04:31:39 pm »

Correct Jim :-)).  An intelligent dog that used to go round the pubs to collect sailors and guide them back to their ship.  He had a bus pass to allow him to travel to the outskirts of town and further, a good read if you find the book.  As a footnote, this breed, Newfoundlander, is also nicknamed  "water dogs" and are trained as rescue animals in water . They are good strong swimmers and can pull a person to safety. Massive paws act as paddles
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1087 on: June 22, 2017, 10:48:55 pm »

Sorry...out of turn [again!]......but hey %) we got a bronze dog on a box too  O0...with a nautical theme also

In 1857 in a little town about 1/2 way between Sydney & Melbourne called Gundagai....well all of the shearers & drovers from miles around would come into the local pub on Friday nights....drink themselves stupid and create Mayhem

At the end of the night the dog would drag each of the drunken fools to the local Billagong & throw them in to sober up :-))

So after all these years in 1926, the towns folk had an image of the nameless dog cast in bronze & mounted on a Tucker Box

Now if we only had a member who lived in Canberra .......he may be able to tell us more, as Canberra is only a hop, skip & a jump from the famed statue at Gundagai  of...."Dog on the Tucker Box"{-)

Derek

PS....[for the Poms]....a Billabong is a sort of pond of water, fed by a creek  :P.....you may have heard the one about a Jolly Jumbuck camped by a Billabong....under the shade of a Coolabah tree [and complete with his wine cask]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_on_the_Tuckerbox

https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?chn=1005220&doi=2017-05-20&geo=AU&guid=FD868C01-3CB6-11E2-9BFD-089E01023288&locale=en_AU&o=APN11913&p2=%5EET%5Eid20au%5E&page=1&prt=NSBU&ver=22.9.4.8&q=Coolabah+Cask+Wine+Dry+Red&tpr=5&ots=1498169346800

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1088 on: June 23, 2017, 11:30:40 am »

Great Derek, did you ever hear about the soldier bear ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1089 on: June 26, 2017, 04:36:52 pm »

I thought someone from Edinburgh might have got this one.  The statue is of Wojtek the Bear,  Polish WW11 war hero is in Prince`s Street Gardens. The story of a brown bear cub purchased from a beggar in Persia who grew up in the Polish Army as a fully enlisted soldier ,  (he carried ammunition at Monte Casino) and ended up living in Edinburgh Zoo after civilian life in the Scottish Borders at the end of the war is recorded in a book by Aileen Orr. The epilogue by Neal Ascherson is reminder of the debt we owe to the Polish soldiers and airmen who fought with such valour against the Nazis who had destroyed their homeland .  ISBN 978-184341-065-2
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1090 on: June 26, 2017, 05:02:05 pm »


You should have reminded us before posting the answer!
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1091 on: June 26, 2017, 06:25:04 pm »

Oops , sorry.  I just wanted to plug the book %) :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:   I thought we were on a run with the Neptune statue.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1092 on: June 26, 2017, 07:28:47 pm »


Where in the world?




BTW. Was it  Wojtek the Bear in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens?!
 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15736812


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1093 on: June 26, 2017, 07:51:48 pm »

I thought someone from Edinburgh might have got this one.  The statue is of Wojtek the Bear,  Polish WW11 war hero is in Prince`s Street Gardens. The story of a brown bear cub purchased from a beggar in Persia who grew up in the Polish Army as a fully enlisted soldier ,  (he carried ammunition at Monte Casino) and ended up living in Edinburgh Zoo after civilian life in the Scottish Borders at the end of the war is recorded in a book by Aileen Orr. The epilogue by Neal Ascherson is reminder of the debt we owe to the Polish soldiers and airmen who fought with such valour against the Nazis who had destroyed their homeland .  ISBN 978-184341-065-2
And not forgetting the Polish Navy.  In particular the ship ORP Blyskawica. (Lightening) Who on the 4-5th of May 1942 saved the Town Of Cowes IOW. from obliteration
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORP_Błyskawica
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1094 on: June 26, 2017, 08:54:01 pm »

Yes of course, my mistake.  All the Polish services and civilians who helped in various ways to beat the Hun in WW11.  Thanks for reminding me.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1095 on: June 26, 2017, 10:17:48 pm »

Lighthouse : Dunnet Head ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1096 on: June 26, 2017, 10:46:43 pm »


Correct!
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1097 on: June 27, 2017, 10:21:32 am »

 Seafarer statue, where ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1098 on: June 27, 2017, 11:24:26 am »

"there in the muffled middle by the pump and the town clock, the shops in mourning, the Welfare Hall in widows' weeds."
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1099 on: June 27, 2017, 12:36:47 pm »

...to be read only by Richard Burton O0
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