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A play on the ludicrous Eric Cantona quote, "When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they expect sardines to be thrown over the side". French twat. In this case I guess "the worm has turned"!

Came round the corner to find a landrover in the middle of the road and this mass of sheep trolling along behind! Worried to death one would take a short cut over me bonnet and roof!!!

Yeah, Dave, certainly sounds like he was a dirty b*d. Couldn't get away with that nowadays!!! Ha ha ha but then it looks as if plenty of "celebrities" have done just that!!! GL

Yeah, Dave, I don't suppose they want people crawling all over it and climbing up on Albert for photos!!! GL

I remember it well Geoff......I was at work and Cliff thorburns snooker final was interrupted for tv coverage...Dj.

Gotcha'...Geoff...maybe it's to give the water more upward flow..?...The mouth...'north.n.south'..would spurt it straight down...just an idea....Dave.

The statue at the rear is another of Queen Victoria's Consort, Prince Albert, although not half as impressive as the Albert Memorial facing the Royal Albert Hall! Then, what else could ever be as impressive?

Also known as Constitution Arch this is a triumphal arch situated to the south of Hyde Park at the western corner of Green Park. Built nearby between 1826-1830 it was moved to its present position in 1882-1883. It once supported an equestrian statue of the 1st Duke of Wellington, the original intention of having it topped with sculpture of a "quadriga" or ancient four-horse chariot was not realised until 1912. The arch and Marble Arch (originally sited in front of Buckingham Palace) were both planned by George IV in 1825 to commemorate Britain's victories in the Napoleonic Wars. The arch is hollow inside and until 1992 housed a small police station. Transferred to the ownership of English Heritage in 1999 it is open to the public and contains three floors of exhibits detailing the history of the arch and some of its uses.

And not a lot of people know that!!! Cheers GL

A view down the river of the iconical Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast. Belfast is a museum ship originally a Royal Navy light cruiser. It was built at the Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast, and laid down in 1936. It was launched on 17th March 1938. At the start of WW2 Belfast was part of the naval blockade against Germany but struck a mine and was out of action for two years. Returning to action in November 1942 with improved firepower, radar and armour Belfast was the largest and arguably the most powerful cruiser in the Royal Navy at that time. Belfast saw action escorting the Arctic convoys to Russia in 1943 and in November of that year played an important part in the Battle of the North Cape assisting in the destruction of the German battleship Scharnhorst. In June 1944 Belfast took part in Operation Overlord, the Normandy landings. In 1945 Belfast was redeployed to the Far East to join the British Pacific Fleet shortly before the end of WW2. Belfast saw further combat action 1950-1952 during the Korean War and underwent extensive modernisation from 1956-1958 before being put in reserve in 1963. Efforts were then made to stop her being scrapped and to preserve her as a museum ship and the efforts came into fruition in 1971 when she was finally moored on the Thames near Tower Bridge and she was opened to the public in October 1971.


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