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Ships Figureheads From The Hastings Museum [Jul. 23rd, 2015|05:27 pm]
Tony Grist








The chappie with the moustaches and imperial is Napoleon III
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From: cmcmck
2015-07-23 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Fab! Haven't seen these for ages.

Chatham Dockyard also has a fine collection.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-23 05:00 pm (UTC)
I need to visit Chatham.
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From: cmcmck
2015-07-23 05:04 pm (UTC)
The Town itself's not much but the dockyard and Fort Amherst are well worth your attention.

So's the Royal Engineers' Museum up the hill in Brompton.

If you're going to be in the area, yell- we really should meet up some time. :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-23 08:46 pm (UTC)
That'd be good.
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[User Picture]From: lora_diary
2015-07-23 05:20 pm (UTC)

And who are the other people?

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-23 08:43 pm (UTC)
They don't have names, alas,
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From: athenais
2015-07-23 05:36 pm (UTC)
The first one looks so sad, should she have been guiding a ship? But I love the bottom one!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-23 08:43 pm (UTC)
The bottom one is very- even startlingly- lifelike.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2015-07-24 12:07 pm (UTC)
I wonder if she was the ship captain's wife? It does look very much like a portrait of a real person.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-24 02:17 pm (UTC)
Wife or sweetheart- or even daughter. I agree, I think it's a portrait.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-07-23 08:54 pm (UTC)
I saw her as apprehensive, but it provoked the same question: would you want to sail with someone who just knows it is all going to go terribly wrong?
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2015-07-24 12:06 pm (UTC)
That was my thought too! Especially when sailors are supposed to be so superstitious, who would want such a sad figurehead?
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2015-07-23 06:40 pm (UTC)
Those are amazing!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-23 08:45 pm (UTC)
The things you come across in small local museums!
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From: amritarosa
2015-07-23 07:27 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-07-23 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ain't they just!
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