I'm in Whitby this weekend My wife has a few pieces; it really is quite stunning stuff. It's fossilised wood.I want a piece of jewellry carved from jet. A fossil? from NYorks, north of Whitby, I think.
Who spins the cloth for Harris tweeds?
Indeed. The posts between Robson and I are what we call a "joke" they are terribly inefficient things but quite popularWhen they had been created, the heros usually didn't hide them self's in trenches.
They where standing in rows on the open field, one row loading, one row standing, one row on the knee.
It was shooten in salves until one side was reduced a bit, than the cavalry tried to bring the whole thing in disorder.
Some canons of course shot in between too a bit.
In the end they looked who was left, counted, and decided who was the winner of the day.
More or less like chess.
Quite light I'm told. They are like a very open weaved basket insideThen went home, arranged for the kids to get married to deepen the peace and understanding while the next generation of peasants that could be used as disposables grew up.
I always wondered about the weight of those hats.
If I remember correctly those hats are made from bearskin; not beaver.Some here claim to know nothing about the the British Hudson's Bay Company (est 1671, I recall).
Of course not = HBC did all their business in North American fur trades.
Bunch of Fat-Cats bankrolled the gig and it has gone on for centuries. The fur trade is alive and well.
Do HBC not supply the Canadian beaver pelts used in those gigantic hats worn by your own Queen's Guard soldiers????
Even today a high percentage of military troops in th more developed countries services are afflicted with other illness or an industrial type injury rather than a true combat wound.So we agree then. Sort of!
I wish we lived closer to each other, we would have a great time talking over a pint or another beverage!
Remember one thing though. You mention the British soldier coped in various, un Britain like climates in past times.
Yes and no. Service abroad ( or in the navy before Rose’s Lime) usually meant a death sentence. Less guys died from war related trauma then from diseases. Bad nutrition, bad immunity before the service is partly to blame
Absolutely. Specially if countries they do the work in are of dubious hygienic level.....Even today a high percentage of military troops in th more developed countries services are afflicted with other illness or an industrial type injury rather than a true combat wound.