AS EVERYBODY IS GETTING READY FOR 2005 AND THE CELEBRATIONS

OF LORD NELSON'S GLORIOUS VICTORY AT TRAFALGAR

I THOUGHT  SOMETHING DIFFERENT SHOULD BE ADDED

 

TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY

 

THE INTERNET  CANNOT COMPETE WITH THE MOVIE MAKERS NOR WITH THE MANY AND FAMOUS NAVAL HISTORIANS AND THEIR SPLENDID BOOKS

SO I'LL LET THEM GET ON WITH TELLING YOU ABOUT NELSON AND HIS FINE OFFICERS

AND I'LL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT NELSON'S

FINE AND LOYAL WARRANT OFFICERS

OVER THE SAME TWO HUNDRED YEAR PERIOD

COVERING SOME OF THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THOSE WHO FOLLOWED ON TRAFALGAR,  EVENTUALLY LEADING TO THE AGE OF STEAM, THEN TO THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY.

However, I decided that I would have my pilgrimage this year in 2004, before the rush in 2005 started, and if you look here you will see the outcome of my visit .  Because I was driving, I couldn't consume a "nelson's blood" offered by the landlord of the Lord Nelson's Inn [a rum based short] but I am told by the locals that it is a powerful drink.  After many years of partaking of my grog - aged 21 [1959] to cessation in 1970 - some eleven years, I have my doubts about a civilian concoction. 

 

 

When you are ready duck under the barrier and knock on the door