Arrsers self taken photo collection.

Had to go working there in 2015 over the anniversary with a RAF mate.Who happens to be mad about Waterloo. My own historical guide.

No tickets available to visit any of the camps.

We blagged, bluffed and just walked our way into the French camp two times, first time I could have killed Boney with a wooden spoon.

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Second time was the chance to knobble some other Froggy Generals with a tuning fork .

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Then woe of woes we saw the French planning their attack . RAF mate happy as a skylark.

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But must say those reenactors take their history a bit too seriously for my liking.

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Big gaffer at work many years ago was in the Sealed Knot.
Or as we renamed it after listening to him blathering on about re-enacting the Battle of Somewhere Or Other In The Marsh in 164zzzzzZZZZZZZ. the Sealed Nuts. I know everyone should have a hobby but at least have it with the understanding that others don't want to be bored shitless hearing about it.
 
Big gaffer at work many years ago was in the Sealed Knot.
Or as we renamed it after listening to him blathering on about re-enacting the Battle of Somewhere Or Other In The Marsh in 164zzzzzZZZZZZZ. the Sealed Nuts. I know everyone should have a hobby but at least have it with the understanding that others don't want to be bored shitless hearing about it.
Had a girl friend 25 years ago. Her sister is a fantastic potter and was hired by a local couple to make authentic? pottery for the sealed knot.

The couple were mad about it, even living the life of the period when not on trips and days away.

Old Army blankets for bedding and a wooden spoon for eating as they were " working peasants " not land owners.

Mad as a pocket of otters.
 

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Raising of the Armed Forces Day flag which will fly from the Council offices for the rest of this week.

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The Lord Lieutenant, Major Michael Williams (an ex Tankie), The Provost, a couple of WRNS, Chairman of our Local Regimental Association Branch and the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet who raised the flag.
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A selection of ex Royal Scots (and a sailor!) [No pies were hurt in the taking of this pic]
 
Had to go working there in 2015 over the anniversary with a RAF mate.Who happens to be mad about Waterloo. My own historical guide.

No tickets available to visit any of the camps.

We blagged, bluffed and just walked our way into the French camp two times, first time I could have killed Boney with a wooden spoon.

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Second time was the chance to knobble some other Froggy Generals with a tuning fork .

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Then woe of woes we saw the French planning their attack . RAF mate happy as a skylark.

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But must say those reenactors take their history a bit too seriously for my liking.

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It amazes me how much dosh these re-enactors have to put down to indulge their hobby. If they intend to do it right, that is. Here's a British officer from the Crimean War period mounted on a horse that showed up at the VA Medical Center "Supporting Our Heritage" military show in Milwaukee in 2010. Maybe he just wanted to give the horse a gallop?

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Ugh...!

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Praise be for a/c!
 

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I just take the roof down on my car & drive extra fast!
I bet you wear driving gloves and a white silk scarf that billows in the wind too!

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I bet you wear driving gloves and a white silk scarf that billows in the wind too!

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Driving gloves, no*. If it's cold I turn the heater up, and if it's really cold the Dangerous Brian hat comes out. The law is if it's not raining roof goes down.

No comment on the scarf ;)

*Saying that PJ O'Rourke always laughed at people wearing driving gloves until he drove a supercar at which point he realised why they were useful, for soaking up the sweat when one has frightened oneself senseless with the power...
 
I bet you wear driving gloves and a white silk scarf that billows in the wind too!

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I hope he's not driving a "Chain gang" Frazer Nash!
 
Took me seven hours to put the roof down on my car.
But then my car wasn't a cabriolet.
Should've called the fire brigade. They'd have sorted it in a couple of minutes.
 

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Took me seven hours to put the roof down on my car.
But then my car wasn't a cabriolet.
What were you using, a compo can opener?

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Phone pics from today. Foggy morning near Whitby:
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Imprint from a fossilized Ammonite (lived about 180m years ago. Give or take a day or two):

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Large rock with thousands of encased sea shells:

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Sea going replica of HMS Bark Endeavour (Cpt. Cooks ship):

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Fog bank over Sandsend:

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Todays fossil catch. Mostly Ammonites:

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Some very, very, very smelly Lobster cages:

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