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Thanks Herb ...for taking a look see.....and the compliment....The snow scene probably looks just the same today...as it did last January..!!.......Cheers from ....Dj.

Many thanks for your compliment here....Herb.../..All the best to you too...for 2013 and your retirement...;-)....Dj.

And he forwarded this photo to my missus' mobile before we'd gone much further! Ain't technology awesome!!!

And I got her boyfriends permission to take the photo in case the "Jimmy Saville Gestapo" are trawling through Panoramio photos!!!

Gotcha'..okay doke...Geoff..me owd'...☺

Gotcha'...........good info'....☺

The Sherman Grizzly tank was the most widely used Allied tank during the Second World War and 49,000 were produced. Although not equal to the best German tanks in armour or armament the Sherman made up for this with its straightforward design, mechanical reliability and above all its availability in large numbers. This particular Sherman was one of only 188 built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in Canada and the Canadians called their version the "Grizzly". The museum purchased this tank in 1983 it being one of fifteen recovered from a scrapyard in Portugal having been in service with the Portuguese army. not in the Second World War of course as they didn't get involved!!!

Southsea Castle is one of Henry VIIIs device forts also known as Henrician Castles. Built in 1544 on the waterfront on the southern end of Portsea Island (an area that later became Southsea, named after the castle), it was built to guard the eastern entrance of the Solent and the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Henry VIII apparently watched the English flagship Mary Rose sink from this location in 1545 in the Battle of the Solent with the dastardly French invasion fleet. See previous pics for the full story of this castle. In 1828 the lighhthouse was constructed on the western gun platform.

A statue of the naval hero looking out to sea in Grand Parade, Portsmouth.

This tower was built in 1494 as part fortifications and as a home for the Governor of Portamouth. In 1584 it was converted into a gunpowder store the governor moving to the Garrison Church. In 1779 it was converted into a Royal Navy meat store until 1850. It was manned during World Wars and purchased by Portsmouth City Council in 1958-1960. It is now a popular wedding and function venue.


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