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On this day in 2012

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West India Docks, London

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Tall ship Tenacious was to be part of the static display below Tower Bridge.

 

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5 hours ago, John Liley said:

I remember Michael Streat telling me, when he ran the Braunston complex, that he had a plumber working on something beside the main line when the Belfast came chugging by. The man's jaw dropped open, then he declared "Blimey, they cover some distances, don't they ..."

 

3 hours ago, David Mack said:

I've had that comment too.

And when you tell people the boat was built by Harland and Wolff, they all think of the shipyard that launched the Titanic (and, as it happens, HMS Belfast).

When I was bringing my boat off the Thames in May 2018 we spent the night tied in the park at Abingdon. As I was tying up an elderly chap who was watching asked me where in Otley I keep the boat as he lives there. He was delighted that my boat was named after his home town, and that its original butty was named after a town close by :captain:

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On this day in 2017

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Black Country Museum

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Dudley Tunnel height guage

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10 minutes ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2017

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Black Country Museum

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Dudley Tunnel height guage

It the young lady heartbroken -

 

Or

 

On the Phone??

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at about 7am

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West India Dock, London

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Fulbourne's decorations were more restrained

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better pic crop

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at about 8am

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West India Dock: lock down to River Thames,London

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 9am

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West India Dock: lock down to River Thames,London

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Some boats were bigger than us. More

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20 minutes ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 9am

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West India Dock: lock down to River Thames,London

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Some boats were bigger than us. More

The PLA have just sent this video around in their latest tideway newsletter:  http://tidalthames.co.uk/Covid-19-Special-Port-of-London-Authority-News-Week-1-June-2020/index.htm?utm_content=130804430&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-153557411364604

 

 

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 10am

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Embankment: lots of damp people and information screens

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.You're fine-tuning your series, Peter, from "On this day" to "On this day, at this hour". What an amazing memory.

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2 hours ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

Are we going to do it all again in 2 years time?

28 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

On this day 2018

 

 

Much like the day of the Jubilee Pageant then!

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 11am

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45 minutes ago, Athy said:

.You're fine-tuning your series, Peter, from "On this day" to "On this day, at this hour". What an amazing memory.

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Of the two thousand craft on the river there were about two hundred for safety and supervision

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Athy said:

What an amazing memory

Or he's looking st the time stamp on the images ;)

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15 minutes ago, WotEver said:

Or he's looking st the time stamp on the images ;)

Sure; I have no experience of digital cameras, but I guess that you have to know what to look for. Fairly easy, perhaps, for a well-known event like the Pageant, but finding some of the others can't have been easy.

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41 minutes ago, WotEver said:

Or he's looking st the time stamp on the images ;)

Or he has Farcebook and the memories keep popping up.

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around noon

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It was a cold wet day, with a lot of waiting about. Much admiration for those with less cover than ourselves.

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38 minutes ago, Athy said:

Sure; I have no experience of digital cameras, but I guess that you have to know what to look for. Fairly easy, perhaps, for a well-known event like the Pageant, but finding some of the others can't have been easy.

Yes finding 'that picture' (whichever one it is) is a memory game, then trawling through the database to find when we were at 'that place'

 

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 2.30pm

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Time-for-lunch at the buoys, and we had a precise minute at which we were to set off.

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It took some moments to cast off from the buoys and assume our correct convoy positions.

 

There were people in all possible viewing positions.

 

Only at the last moment, it was confirmed that the Thames Barrier would be in 'defence' mode, and the river would therefore have minimum flow. This was much easier than a four-knot tide, but all the preparations and safety procedures had worked on this as a worst-case.

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 3.30pm

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It was fine for people to be watching the pageant from any form of static floating platform. ...

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This boat had set off to join the procession progressing down the river, but not having the necessary pageant pennant, was shepherded to this buoy by a riverpolice boat and two of the crew were appointed to glare fiercely at them for a while.

 

About this time one of the narrowboats had an engine malfunction. Without hesitation they were breasted-to, taken to a pontoon, secued, and all the other boats continued without having to alter course or speed.

 

Afaik, nobody fell in at any point, but the instruction was to continue in these circumstances, and leave the rescue to the accompanying boats.

 

The organisers were much concerned of the consequences of needing a flotilla-emergency-stop, and the collisions that they thought would inevitably result: the Oxford-and-Cambridge boatrace had been disrupted earlier in the year by a floating intruder.

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On this day in 2012 - Jubilee Pageant at around 4.30pm

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Still wet. Somewhere In London

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A first view of the Queen.

 

 

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