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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1350 on: December 30, 2017, 06:26:17 am »


I think the registration port of SARAH JANE TOO gave it away

yes it did  :-))
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1351 on: December 30, 2017, 12:07:44 pm »

t a recent image either

OK, tricky one this time! .... I think so, but you chaps seem to know everything & been everywhere!

  There is a clue, photo was taken at 6:23




AM or PM?

Not a recent image either judging by the vehicles MK 1 tranny van for instance and what looks like a MK11 Zodiac so, presume the date is late sixties early seventies, what looks like a road sign showing directions to a ferry port or similar also.

No time to deal with it now anyway, got the shopping to do and put the XJ onto dollies.

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1352 on: December 30, 2017, 12:11:12 pm »

Looks like AM from the amount of traffic
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1353 on: December 30, 2017, 12:24:31 pm »


Location hasn't changed much.... it's just that you guys are too good!   :P
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1354 on: December 30, 2017, 12:28:12 pm »

Clarkson memorial, Wisbech?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1355 on: December 30, 2017, 12:39:20 pm »


You see, you guys are too good!!  Correct!


Between the Crescent and the Town Bridge stands the elegant and graceful memorial to the man who is probably Wisbech's most eminent citizen. Thomas Clarkson, son of the Headmaster of Wisbech Grammar School, devoted the greater part of his adult life to procuring the abolition of slavery. He was fired by his writing of a prize essay at St John's College, Cambridge, on "Is it right to make slaves of others against their will ?"

As he went on to discover something of the true extent of this evil in society, it was on the way to London, near Ware, that he had a 'Damascus Road' experience. This led to a determination to see 'these calamities to the end', instead of becoming a clergyman as he had intended. He succeeded in turning the Abolition Campaign into one of the major issues of the day. In this he managed to enlist the help of William Wilberforce who, as an MP, became the movement's champion in Parliament. Clarkson pioneered the technique of investigative journalism, tirelessly travelling to all the major seaports, especially Bristol and Liverpool, to acquire first-hand evidence for presentation to Parliament on the horrors of the slave trade. He organised local committees to raise funds, canvas and collect petitions to present to Parliament. He encouraged the boycott of sugar and other slave-produced goods.

Success came only slowly, but in 1807 the slave trade in this country was abolished. Then, in his declining years at Playford Hall, near Ipswich, Clarkson continued to fight for slavery to be outlawed in the British Colonies (1833), and in the United States, where the fight was still on at the time of Clarkson's death in 1846.

Clarkson could not have achieved this success without the help of Wilberforce, his indispensable collaborator in Parliament. But Wilberforce would probably never have started on this path if it had not been for Clarkson with his single-minded devotion to this cause.

In 1881, Clarkson's appreciative birthplace paid for the erection of this fine monument by Sir George Gilbert Scott, brother of the Rev John Scott, Vicar of St Peter's. Sir George had previously designed both the Martyrs' Memorial in Oxford and the Albert Memorial, but unhappily he died before the monument was completed.

The memorial includes a more than life-size statue of Clarkson, looking towards the town of Wisbech which he loved. Below it are bas-reliefs of Granville Sharp and William Wilberforce, his fellow-workers, on two of the sides. On a third is 'The Supplicant', a chained Negro in supplicatory attitude and the inscription 'Remember them that are in bonds'. This was derived from the Wedgewood cameo designed by Hackwood.

As so often happens with great causes, slavery went out at the front door, but has come in again at the back. Anti-slavery International needs support today as much as Clarkson's work did in the nineteenth century. In 1996, Wisbech people succeeded at last, in placing a memorial to Clarkson in Westminster Abbey . Many of us will also remember the St Peter's Rose Fair of that year in which the long chancel of that church was made to represent a slave ship. A sad but splendid sight.
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1356 on: December 30, 2017, 12:51:13 pm »

That was impressive
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1357 on: December 30, 2017, 12:52:43 pm »

Interesting history lesson Martin.
Most statues are ignored nowadays, people to busy with other things to bother.


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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1358 on: December 30, 2017, 12:57:45 pm »

Sea Cave, Southern California, San Diego I was there in 1977
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1359 on: December 30, 2017, 12:59:59 pm »

Wrong continent
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1360 on: December 30, 2017, 01:03:03 pm »

Ah yes there is a similar one in Portugal which I have only seen pictures of
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1361 on: December 30, 2017, 01:18:20 pm »

Getting very warm now, bit more specific....... ok2
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1362 on: December 30, 2017, 01:33:15 pm »

Benagil Beach on the Algarve
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1363 on: December 30, 2017, 01:52:09 pm »

Correct
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1364 on: December 30, 2017, 02:22:22 pm »

Interesting history lesson Martin.
Most statues are ignored nowadays, people to busy with other things to bother.

Years ago, my daughter read a book about statues in London, ' Stoneheart' ?!
The statues they were frozen people, animals, etc. must find the Audio book of it one day ....
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1365 on: December 30, 2017, 11:11:35 pm »

I have spent many a happy hour overlooking this small harbour
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1366 on: December 31, 2017, 07:49:10 am »


 Isola del Giglio?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1367 on: December 31, 2017, 07:53:28 am »


 Isola del Giglio?


Isola del Giglio is a lot larger Martin
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1368 on: December 31, 2017, 08:02:48 am »

Ustica island of Sicily
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1369 on: December 31, 2017, 08:13:45 am »

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1370 on: December 31, 2017, 08:30:04 am »



Maybe an easy one but country and city and what is so special about the ship that is moored close by ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1371 on: December 31, 2017, 08:36:33 am »

The Cold War frigate PEDER SKRAM at the former Holmen naval base. Copenhagen, Denmark
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1372 on: December 31, 2017, 08:40:04 am »

And what is so special about Peder Skram ?
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1373 on: December 31, 2017, 08:46:01 am »

Hybrid propulsion system, a combined gas turbine and diesel
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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #1374 on: December 31, 2017, 08:52:14 am »

Correct and the only one in Denmark to destroy 4 summer cottages and damaging 130 more during an exercise, imagine the silence on deck when they pushed the button and they heard the sound of the HARPOON missile taking off  :embarrassed:
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