MARITIME MUSEUMS IN GIFT EXCHANGE AT CLIPPER FINALE
Photograph by Neil Lloyd
ON Saturday 29
July 2006 The Victorian Maritime Museum in Canada and the Merseyside
Maritime Museum in Liverpool partook in a gift exchange on Saturday
29 July 2006 at the end of the 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race,
acknowledging the rich maritime history between the two great
cities. This was to capture the international spirit of the Clipper
Partaking in the exchange on behalf of the Victorian Maritime Museum
was Carrie Smith, of the Victorian Tourist Board. Carol White,
Senior Learning Officer at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, handed
over the gift from the Merseyside Maritime Museum. They were joined
at the ceremony by Ewan Hind, skipper of the Victoria Clipper, which
finished the 35,000 mile race in sixth place.
Carrie smith donated a Victoria Island Flag on behalf of the
Victorian Maritime Museum. For their part of the exchange, the
Merseyside Maritime Museum had a special book made up for the
Canadian city. The book is full of facts, figures and folklore from
the Liverpudlian waterfront and also included a special piece of
knot made by the knotmaker Dave Walker.
The knot’s shape is a symbol of friendship and prosperity – a
fitting tribute to the international links forged by the Clipper
Letters To Editor:- "London Street, Lord St, Nevill Street
by the War Memorial is a nightmare ever since Sefton put in Bus
Lanes and narrowed Nevill Street. I have found myself stuck in
queues for hours waiting to drive to the shops, or to an attraction,
and also seen many near misses. It is only a matter of time,
accident wise, before someone is really injured or killed. Not only
are cars driving in the bus lane when they should not be doing so,
cutting up drivers who are obeying the law, but the lanes are
operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
How silly is
that, when we do not have 24 hour public transport?
I am sick of
this town and as I have to commute in from just outside Southport, I
have decided it is cheaper, both in parking and petrol, to go to
Preston. How many more shops will be loosing custom due to this
silly unnecessary scheme which is destroying the town?
Also why is
Southport demolishing it's past in favour of hideous modernist
buildings and turning the few remaining buildings into bars, or
I have also
attached for your readers' photos a picture of a car in the bus lane
and an obscured Bus lane sign... Make of it what you like, but
mark my words and their will be an accident. Sefton is killing what
was a nice seaside resort."
Robert Derby, Leyland.