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Trafalgar day 21st October 1805

 
 
Lady J
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 09:07 am
Having a touch of British ancestry flowing in my own veins, I salute Lord Nelson and his victory at Trafalgar!

Thank you for the touch of history today, Steve. Smile
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 09:10 am
The column in Dublin also predated the one in Trafalgar square. It was taller too, or was until the IRA blew it up. I bet I'm the only one on a2k to have been to the top! (before it was blown up...dont be silly at the back there)

Letty, what exactly is an upstart colonist?
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 09:22 am
Well, Steve, I guess you can refer to us as the ones who "up and started a bloody revolution". Razz ; however, Brit, my roots don't go down very far here in Florida 'cause we be at almost sea level.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 10:48 am
well thanks for that Letty and Lady J and to all our other colonialists or ex colonialists subject or non subject to her majesty. (she asked me to pass that on, she's busy right now having dinner on board the Victory)
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 11:10 am
Laughing
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 22 Oct, 2005 12:28 pm
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Happy Trafalgar day evryone.....including Francis.


Thank you LE. That makes me think that there was another anniversary last 15th...
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 02:20 pm
last 15th eh Francis

now what was that a cryptic reference to?

Well couldnt have been storming the Bastille because that was the 14th (of July)....difficult...wait will consult Prof. Mrs Steve....



no bloody idea Sad
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 11:24 am
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
now what was that a cryptic reference to?

no bloody idea Sad


Tell Mrs Steve it has to do with William...
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 11:34 am
Oh yes Guillaume of Normandy.

Or as he was known to his friends William the Bastard.

Was he French or Scandinavian?

ok Francis we got there in the end Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066. But just a minute, you said 15th October!!!
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 11:55 am
To be more precise the battle ended the 15th October...
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 11:59 am
The battle, my dear Francis, never ended...


Smile
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 12:28 pm
Others than me probably think that way, dear Steve!
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 02:00 pm
danke schoen

nous ont tout l'european n'est pas?
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