Re: Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2011
Martin Evans wrote:
Thanks, Mary. A cheery set of photographs. However, couldn't they have found someone less unlikely-looking to dress up as Nelson? He looks as though he had been in his brandy barrel for 206 years, and was being helped along by Emma! After all, Nelson was only about 47 when he died. I can't see Emma H (or any other woman) finding the Methusela-like bloke very attractive.
The same chap has been "Nelson" for as many years as we've been attending, and, yes, I agree with you. On Sunday he was on his own and I overheard someone asking him where "Emma" was, and it amused me to hear him say that she'd "had to go to work"
Hope you enjoyed the Festival. Good to see some shanty groups there. Sorry I missed it.
Yes, we did enjoy it, and particularly, by staying in Yarmouth overnight, we had the pleasure of watching the Oosterschelde
, under sail, at sea on Saturday evening.
Incidentally, the Sheringham Shantymen
were particularly good to hear.