Tall Ships Festival

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April, 2017

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I travelled to Greenwich on a coach trip with a group from my local U3A. It started off badly with my car having a flat tyre 1/2 mile from the pick up point, so Short of time I had to drive on my flat tyre ruining the wall. The journey to Greenwich was uneventful and the area was heaving with tourists and the Thames was alive with tall Ships moving up and down with passengers on board. The queues for passage on board were tremendous. The areas around the quays were full of entertainment for adults and children with stage shows with music and dance, carousels , Punch and Judy and stalls of every kind selling foods and artefacts. There were also kiosks manned by lifeboat crews, ex mariners and sub aqua groups proclaiming their connection to,the ocean. An added attraction was the people dressed in costume strolling amongst the crowds and posing for photos ….there were flower sellers and fishing net weavers and police and soldiers mingling with sailors and ladies of doubtful virtue all dressed in authentic costume. .

As well as the riverside attractions the Maritime buildings were open as well as the observatory up the hill so there was something for everyone to see and enjoy. A memorable day out.


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