Articles [1]: Come this way and mind your heads [2]

Posted by cat on Jul 07, 2003 - 07:10 PM

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Author: cat [4]
Jul 07, 2003
Re: Come this way and mind your heads
Of course, you have to register before you can leave a comment.

Author: paulhabershon [5]
Jul 08, 2003
Re: Re: Come this way and mind your heads
These words were spoken to a group of tourists (including some Habershons and conceivably some of the Pepper family) by a sailor guide on HMS Victory, probably in the late 1950s. They followed without pause the words 'This is the spot where Nelson fell, mortally wounded'.<br />
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The amusing thing was that the poor sailor had learned the whole tour, parrot-fashion, and had completely lost any sense of wonderment, if indeed he ever had any. It was probably his nth tour of the day.<br />
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I certainly remember saying on one occasion to Don Pepper on HMS Victory, after touching the lock on Nelson's sea chest: 'I've touched something that Nelson's touched'.<br />
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Oh happy days of innocence!<br />
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